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Table 1 Preoperative characteristics of 74 patients undergoing PMA for mitral valve regurgitation

From: Posterior mitral annuloplasty for enhancing mitral leaflet coaptation: using a strip designed for placement in the posterior annulus

Characteristic Value
Male sex 38 (51.4)
Age, years 61.5±14.2
BSA, M2 1.62 ± 0.19
NYHA III and IV 51 (68.9)
Preop LVEF, % 54.3 ± 10.5
PAP, mmHg 41.8 ± 15.7
Cause of MR  
 Degenerative 55 (74.3)
 Rheumatic 7 (9.5)
 Ischemic 7 (9.5)
 Acute chord rupture 4 (5.4)
 Chronic inflammation (myeloproliferative) 1 (1.4)
Preop MR grade  
 3+ (moderate to severe) 34 (45.9)
 4+ (severe) 40 (54.1)
  1. Data are n (%) or mean ± SD
  2. BSA body surface area, LVEF left ventricular ejection fraction, MR mitral valve regurgitation, PAP pulmonary artery pressure, Preop preoperative