Mitral Transcatheter Technologies

  title={Mitral Transcatheter Technologies},
  author={Francesco Maisano and Nicola Buzzatti and Maurizio Taramasso and Ottavio R Alfieri},
  booktitle={Rambam Maimonides medical journal},
Mitral valve regurgitation (MR) is often diagnosed in patients with heart failure and is associated with worsening of symptoms and reduced survival. While surgery remains the gold standard treatment in low-risk patients with degenerative MR, in high-risk patients and in those with functional MR, transcatheter procedures are emerging as an alternative therapeutic option. MitraClip(®) is the device with which the largest clinical experience has been gained to date, as it offers sustained clinical… CONTINUE READING
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