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Zainab Samad, Linda K Shaw, Matthew Phelan, Mads Ersboll, Niels Risum, Hussein R Al-Khalidi, Donald D Glower, Carmelo A Milano, John H Alexander, Christopher M O'Connor, Andrew Wang, Eric J Velazquez
AIMS: The management and outcomes of patients with functional moderate/severe mitral regurgitation and severe left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction are not well defined. We sought to determine the characteristics, management strategies, and outcomes of patients with moderate or severe mitral regurgitation (MR) and LV systolic dysfunction. METHODS AND RESULTS: For the period 1995-2010, the Duke Echocardiography Laboratory and Duke Databank for Cardiovascular Diseases databases were merged to identify patients with moderate or severe functional MR and severe LV dysfunction (defined as LV ejection fraction ≤ 30% or LV end-systolic diameter > 55 mm)...
October 21, 2015: European Heart Journal
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