Chapter 58. Valve Repair and Choice of Valve

  1. Salim Yusuf DPhil, FRCPC, FRSC Research Chair Professor of Medicine Director Vice President Research3,4,5,
  2. John A Cairns MD, FRCPC Professor of Medicine Former Dean6,
  3. A John Camm MD British Heart Foundation Professor Head of Cardiac7,
  4. Ernest L Fallen MD, FRCPC Professor Emeritus8 and
  5. Bernard J Gersh MB, ChB, DPhil Consultant Professor of Medicine9
  1. Shafie S Fazel MD, PhD Senior Resident1 and
  2. Tirone E David MD Professor Head2

Published Online: 21 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444309768.ch58

Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition

Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Fazel, S. S. and David, T. E. (2009) Valve Repair and Choice of Valve, in Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444309768.ch58

Editor Information

  1. 3

    McMaster University, Canada

  2. 4

    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Canada

  3. 5

    Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  4. 6

    Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  5. 7

    St George's University of London, London, UK

  6. 8

    McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  7. 9

    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Cardiac Surgery, Peter Munk Cardiac Center, Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

  2. 2

    University of Toronto, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405159258

Online ISBN: 9781444309768



  • valve repair - choice of valve;
  • valve replacement - mechanical and tissue valves;
  • aortic valve repair - interrelation to aortic root;
  • mitral valve repair - chorda tendineae, papillary muscles and left ventricular wall;
  • ACC/AHA guidelines - increasing use of biologic prostheses


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Nomenclature and definitions

  • Natural history and indications for surgery

  • Valve repair

  • Valve replacement

  • Conclusion

  • References