Acute haemodynamic changes after percutaneous mitral valve repair: relation to mid-term outcomes.

@article{Gaemperli2012AcuteHC,
  title={Acute haemodynamic changes after percutaneous mitral valve repair: relation to mid-term outcomes.},
  author={Oliver Gaemperli and Marco Moccetti and Daniel Surder and Patric Biaggi and David Hurlimann and Oliver Kretschmar and Ines Buehler and Dominique Bettex and Christian F{\'e}lix and Thomas F. Luscher and Volkmar Falk and Jurg Grunenfelder and Roberto Corti},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2012},
  volume={98 2},
  pages={126-32}
}
BACKGROUND Percutaneous mitral valve repair (MVR) using the Evalve MitraClip has been recently introduced as a potential alternative to surgical MVR. OBJECTIVE To assess immediate haemodynamic changes after percutaneous MVR using right heart catheterisation. Design Single-centre longitudinal cohort study. SETTING Tertiary referral centre. PATIENTS Fifty consecutive non-surgical patients (age 74±14 years, EuroSCORE 26±14) with moderate to severe (3+) and severe (4+) mitral regurgitation… CONTINUE READING
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