Combined lung volume reduction and mitral valve reconstruction

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Abstract

Combined lung volume reduction and mitral valve reconstruction was performed in a 66-year-old man with end-stage emphysema and severe mitral regurgitation. Quality of life, pulmonary function, 6-minute walk, echocardiographic degree of mitral regurgitation, and New York Heart Association heart failure classification all improved substantially. A lung volume reduction operation can safely be combined with complex cardiac operations for patients with disabling dyspnea of a multifactorial nature.

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