Compassionate use of the PASCAL transcatheter mitral valve repair system for patients with severe mitral regurgitation: a multicentre, prospective, observational, first-in-man study.

@article{Praz2017CompassionateUO,
  title={Compassionate use of the PASCAL transcatheter mitral valve repair system for patients with severe mitral regurgitation: a multicentre, prospective, observational, first-in-man study.},
  author={Fabien Praz and Konstantinos S Spargias and Michael P Chrissoheris and Lutz Buellesfeld and Georg Nickenig and Florian Deuschl and Robert H. Sch{\"u}ler and Neil P Fam and Robert Rex Moss and Moody Makar and Robert H. Boone and Jeremy M Edwards and Aris Moschovitis and Saibal Kar and John G Webb and Ulrich Sch{\"a}fer and Ted Feldman and Stephan Windecker},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2017},
  volume={390 10096},
  pages={773-780}
}
BACKGROUND Severe mitral regurgitation is associated with impaired prognosis if left untreated. Using the devices currently available, transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVr) remains challenging in complex anatomical situations. We report the procedural and 30-day results of the first-in-man study of the Edwards PASCAL TMVr system. METHODS In this… CONTINUE READING