David G. Reuter

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AIMS Functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) contributes to morbidity and mortality in heart failure (HF) patients. The aim of this study was to determine whether percutaneous mitral annuloplasty could safely and effectively reduce FMR and yield durable long-term clinical benefit. METHODS AND RESULTS The impact of mitral annuloplasty (Carillon Mitral(More)
BACKGROUND Functional mitral regurgitation (FMR), a well-recognized component of left ventricular remodeling, is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in heart failure patients. Percutaneous mitral annuloplasty has the potential to serve as a therapeutic adjunct to standard medical care. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients with dilated(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine acute and chronic efficacy of a percutaneous mitral annuloplasty (PMA) device in experimental heart failure (HF). Further, we evaluated the potential for adverse effects on left ventricular (LV) function and coronary perfusion. BACKGROUND Reduction of mitral annular dimension with a PMA device in the coronary sinus may(More)
BACKGROUND Functional mitral valve regurgitation plays a key role in the symptomatic severity and progression of heart failure. In an ovine model of dilated cardiomyopathy, we examined the chronic functional consequences of mitral regurgitation reduction using a recently developed novel percutaneous mitral annular reduction (PMAR) device. METHODS AND(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the cost-effectiveness of the percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) using Carillon® Mitral Contour System® (Cardiac Dimensions Inc., Kirkland, WA, USA) in patients with congestive heart failure accompanied by moderate to severe functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) compared to the prolongation of optimal medical treatment (OMT). (More)
This report presents the procedural results from the AMADEUS trial that support coronary sinus (CS)-based percutaneous mitral annuloplasty. Despite therapeutic advances, functional mitral regurgitation (MR) continues to be a significant clinical problem for patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. CS approaches to mitral valve repair have been viewed with(More)
OBJECTIVE Functional (or secondary) mitral regurgitation (FMR) is associated with greater morbidity and worse outcomes in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) and cardiomyopathy. The Carillon® Mitral Contour System® is a coronary sinus-based percutaneous therapy to reduce FMR. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of a modified version of the(More)
BACKGROUND While functional mitral regurgitation (MR) commonly accompanies heart failure and contributes to heart failure progression, mitral repair in the setting of HF is not routinely practiced because of the attendant significant morbidity and mortality. This limitation has fostered the development of percutaneous devices to reduce MR, and our group has(More)
The morbidity and mortality associated with preeclampsia is staggering. The physiology of the Page kidney, a condition in which increased intrarenal pressure causes hypertension, appears to provide a unifying framework to explain the complex pathophysiology. Page kidney hypertension is renin-mediated acutely and ischemia-mediated chronically. Renal venous(More)
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