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Figure 1 | Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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From: Influence of procedural differences on mitral valve configuration after surgical repair for functional mitral regurgitation: in which direction should the papillary muscle be relocated?

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Assessment of mitral valve configuration during systole (a) and diastole (b). MIA: the angle between the mitral annular plane and the bisector of the anterior and posterior leaflets; α1: the opening angle between the anterior leaflet and the mitral annular plane; α2: the opening angle between the posterior leaflet and the mitral annular plane; L1: the distance between the open leaflet tips; Ao: aorta; LV: left ventricle; LA: left atrium; PM: papillary muscle.

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