Devices for mitral valve repair.

  title={Devices for mitral valve repair.},
  author={Paolo Denti and Francesco Maisano and Ottavio R. Alfieri},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular translational research},
  volume={7 3},
The natural history of severe mitral regurgitation (MR) is unfavorable, leading to left ventricular failure, atrial fibrillation, stroke, and death. Many patients affected by severe regurgitation (MR) do not currently undergo surgery, mainly due to the perceived risk of the procedure (old age, impaired left ventricular function, and comorbidities). Mitral transcatheter interventions carry the hope of minimizing risks while preserving clinical efficacy of surgical repair, as an alternative to… CONTINUE READING