No Benefit to CABG, Mitral Valve Repair Combo

November 19, 2014 4:09 PM

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CHICAGO -- A year after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) and mitral valve repair, patients with moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation did not seem to benefit from having the two procedures versus having only CABG, researchers said here.

Among patients who underwent CABG alone or CABG plus mitral valve repair, improvement in left ventricular end-systolic volume index (LVESVI) -- a marker of positive cardiac remodeling -- was not statistically different between the two groups of patients, said Robert Michler, MD, of Montefiore Medica...

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