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Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center - Mount Sinai Hospital

is in compliance with the HONcode

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8 Years

Certificate validity: 05 Aug 2016 - Aug 2017

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Date of initial review:

10 Jun 2008

Certificate validity:

05 Aug 2016 - Aug 2017

Date of last visit:

05 Aug 2016
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Editorial Board
The medical information presented on this website has been written and or approved by the following individuals, except where noted:
David H. Adams, MD
Anelechi Anyanwu, MD
Percy Boateng, MD
Ahmed El-Eshmawi, MD
Ahmed Robin Varghese, MD

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The information on this website is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical professional help, advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding your medical care. Nothing contained in this site is intended to constitute a medical diagnosis or treatment. Nothing in this site is intended as a recommendation or endorsement of any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned in this site. Any reliance on any information provided by the website personnel, others appearing on the site at the invitation of the website and/or other visitors to the site is solely at the user's risk.

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This is the web site of The Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital.
Our postal address is
1 Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1028
New York, NY 10029
We can be reached via e-mail at or you can reach us by telephone at 212-659-6820
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The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

(1) Bonow RO, Carabello BA, Kanu C, et al. ACC/AHA 2006 guidelines for the management of patients with valvular heart disease: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (writing committee to revise the 1998 Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease): developed in collaboration with the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists: endorsed by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Circulation 2006; 114:e84–e231.
(2) Vahanian A, Baumgartner H, Bax J, et al. Guidelines on the management of valvular heart disease: The Task Force on the Management of Valvular Heart Disease of the European Society of Cardiology. Eur Heart J 2007; 28:230– 268.
Portions excerpted, with permission, Adams DH, Anyanwu AC. The cardiologist’s role in increasing the rate of mitral valve repair in degenerative disease. Current Opinion in Cardiology 2008, 23:105–110.

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Page Created: Tuesday, 17 June 2008
Last Updated: Thursday, 16 January 2014

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Mitral valve replacement has been superseded by mitral valve repair as the treatment of choice for all forms of mitral regurgitation.
(1) Enriquez-Sarano M, Schaff HV, Orszulak TA, Tajik AJ, Bailey KR, Frye RL. Valve repair improves the outcome of surgery for mitral regurgitation. A multivariate analysis. Circulation 1995 February 15;91(4):1022-8.
(2) Lee EM, Shapiro LM, Wells FC. Superiority of mitral valve repair in surgery for degenerative mitral regurgitation. Eur Heart J 1997 April;18(4):655-63.
(3) Gillinov AM, Faber C, Houghtaling PL et al. Repair versus replacement for degenerative mitral valve disease with coexisting ischemic heart disease. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2003 June;125(6):1350-62.
(*) Modified from Enriquez-Sarano M, Schaff HV, Orszulak TA, et al: Valve repair improves the outcome of surgery for mitral regurgitation. A multivariate analysis. Circulation 91(4):1022-8 1995. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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Please call us to schedule an appointment or speak with a member of our team, 866-Mitral5 (648-7255).
Our office hours are 9am - 5pm.
Dr. David H. Adams 866-648-7255
Dr. Anelechi Anyanwu 212-659-6811
Dr. Joanna Chikwe 212-659-9490
Dr. Farzan Filsoufi 212-659-6813

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The Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center website is self funded.

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The Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center website does not accept advertising.

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