Premeasured chordal loops for mitral valve repair.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
Chordae Tendineae, Humans, Mitral Valve, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Polytetrafluoroethylene, Suture Techniques
Premeasured expanded polytetrafluoroethylene chordal loops with integrated sutures for attachment to the papillary muscle and leaflet edges facilitate correction of mitral valve prolapse. Configured as a group of 3 loops (length range 12 to 24 mm), the loops are attached to a pledget that is passed through the papillary muscle and tied. Each of the loops has 2 sutures with attached needles; these needles are passed through the free edge of the leaflet and then the sutures are tied to each other, securing the chordal loop to the leaflet.
Gillinov, Marc; Quinn, Reed; Kerendi, Faraz; Gaudiani, Vince; Shemin, Richard; Barnhart, Glenn; Raines, Edward; Gerdisch, Marc W; and Banbury, Michael, "Premeasured chordal loops for mitral valve repair." (2016). Maine Medical Center. 192.