A Case of Leaflet Folding Plasty for Mitral Regurgitation due to Bilateral Commissural Prolapse

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Yamanashi Central Hospital, Kofu, Japan)

Hiroshi Amano Koji Tsuchiya Masato Nakajima
Kensuke Kobayashi Koki Takizawa
We report a 77-year-old woman who underwent mitral valve repair using leaflet folding plasty for mitral regurgitation due to bilatelal commissural prolapse. A Carpentier prosthetic ring was applied to remodel the annulus and to reinforce repair. Postoperative echocardiography revealed no regurgitation and good mitral valve opening. Leaflet folding plasty is considered to be a simple and effective technique to accomplish mitral valve repair for mitral regurgitation due to commissural prolapse.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 34: 209-211 (2005)