Edge-to-edge mitral valve repair: solid data and a prosperous future
In recent years, transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair (E2E-MVR) using the mitral clip approach (MitraClip, Abbott Vascular, Menlo Park, California, USA) has evolved as the predominant alternative non-surgical treatment option for patients with symptomatic mitral regurgitation (MR) who were judged inoperable by a heart team. By now, more than 45 000 patients have been treated with this approach, demonstrating a wide acceptance for this interventional treatment.
MR is classified on the basis of the underlying aetiology as primary (degenerative) or secondary (functional) that constitute markedly different diseases. In patients with primary MR, the mitral valve apparatus per se is diseased and left ventricular ejection fraction (LV-EF) is mostly preserved (mean LV-EF of 58% in Chiarito et al’s Heart manuscript).
Publisher URL: http://heart.bmj.com/cgi/content/short/104/4/280
Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.
Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.