, annuloplasty (an'yŭ-lō-plas-tē)
Reconstruction of the ring (or anulus) of an incompetent cardiac valve.
[L. anulus, ring, + G. plastos, formed]
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We used anuloplasty in six patients by placing commissural stiches at LSLLLL and at LIL-LLL in five patients and a band was used as a ring in one patient for central leakage.
Mitral anuloplasty rings come in many shapes, but similar to mitral annular calcium, are readily recognized by their characteristic location and lack of leaflets (15) (Figure 31).