Transcatheter mitral valve repair with the MitraClip® can be performed without general anesthesia and without conscious sedation

@article{Ledwoch2015TranscatheterMV,
  title={Transcatheter mitral valve repair with the MitraClip® can be performed without general anesthesia and without conscious sedation},
  author={Jakob Ledwoch and Predrag Mati{\'c} and Jennifer C Franke and Sameer A Gafoor and Stefan C. Bertog and Markus Reinartz and Laura Vaskelyte and Ilona Hofmann and H. William Sievert},
  journal={Clinical Research in Cardiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={105},
  pages={297-306}
}
General anesthesia is known to be associated with an increased risk for complications, especially in elderly and multi-morbid patients, the primary target population of the MitraClip® technique. The aim is to assess whether general anesthesia and even conscious sedation can be avoided during the MitraClip® procedure. A total of 91 consecutive patients who underwent MitraClip® implantation [median 77 years, (IQR 72–83), 40 % female] were retrospectively analyzed. The first 26 patients were… CONTINUE READING
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