Treatment of mitral regurgitation

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2017.854

Authors

  • Roberto Violini | r.violini@scf.gov.it Azienda Ospedaliera S. Camillo Forlanini, Italy.
  • Alberta Cifarelli Azienda Ospedaliera S. Camillo Forlanini, Italy.
  • Francesco De Felice Azienda Ospedaliera S. Camillo Forlanini, Italy.
  • Diana Chin Azienda Ospedaliera S. Camillo Forlanini, Italy.

Abstract

In the elderly mitral regurgitation is very frequent and surgical correction of mitral regurgitation (MR) has often a high operative risk, consequently, over the years, different percutaneous transcatheter techniques have been developed as a valid alternative to surgery. The edge-to-edge repair with the MitraClip device has gained a wide clinical application, supported by several studies, both randomize trials and registries. It is indicated in functional MR as in degenerative MR. The outcome is usually positive, resulting in a reduction of the regurgitation to grade 1+ or 2+ and an improvement in the functional class to I or II reducing hospitalizations. Its cost-effectiveness too is supported by some studies.

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Published
2017-07-18
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Cardiology - Original Articles
Keywords:
Elderly, MitraClip®, mitral regurgitation, percutaneous, transcatheter.
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Violini, Roberto, Alberta Cifarelli, Francesco De Felice, and Diana Chin. 2017. “Treatment of Mitral Regurgitation”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 87 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2017.854.

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