Percutaneous transcatheter mitral valve repair: a classification of the technology.

@article{Chiam2011PercutaneousTM,
  title={Percutaneous transcatheter mitral valve repair: a classification of the technology.},
  author={Paul Toon-Lim Chiam and Carlos E. Ruiz},
  journal={JACC. Cardiovascular interventions},
  year={2011},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={1-13}
}
Surgical treatment of mitral regurgitation (MR) has evolved from mitral valve replacement (MVR) to repair (MVR(e)), because MVR(e) produces superior long-term outcomes. In addition, MVR(e) can be achieved through minimally invasive approaches. This desire for less invasive approaches coupled with the fact that a significant proportion of patients--especially elderly persons or those with significant comorbidities or severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, are not referred for surgery, has… CONTINUE READING

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