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Figure 5: Interrupted prolene sutures are used to approximate the zone of apposition and ensure that the left-sided AV valve is competent and does not develop late insufficiency. (Reprinted with permission: Backer CL, Stewart RD, Mavroudis C. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2007;19:249-257)

Figure 5: Interrupted prolene sutures are used to approximate the zone of apposition and ensure that the left-sided AV valve is competent and does not develop late insufficiency. (Reprinted with permission: Backer CL, Stewart RD, Mavroudis C. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2007;19:249-257)