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Comment & Response
November 20, 2013

Surgery vs Watchful Waiting for Mitral Regurgitation

Author Affiliations
  • 1Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA. 2013;310(19):2099. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.282161

To the Editor After analyzing outcomes from registry patients with flail mitral valve leaflets and mitral regurgitation, Dr Suri and colleagues1 suggested that early surgery has an advantage over watchful waiting. This observation adds documentation to debates over the proper treatment.2,3

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