Intra-operative mitral valve repair failure is a common condition in patients with complex myxomatous disease requiring aortic re-clamping and application of a fast and easy surgical technique to correct the residual imperfection. Herein we describe a reproducible method of artificial chord reconstruction which preserves the previous accomplished acts and allows for accurate chordal length measurement basing on the annuloplasty as the reference level.
Unsatisfying mitral valve repair? The "Loop method": a lifebelt to grab. Loardi C, Zanobini M. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Sep 26;16(1):269. doi: 10.1186/s13019-021-01649-x