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Percutaneous mitral valve interventions: overview of new approaches.
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PMID:  20617412     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The percutaneous management of valvular heart disease has recently been receiving a great deal of interest as an area of great potential. Innovative technologies are now being developed to treat mitral regurgitation. Although there are established surgical techniques for treating organic mitral regurgitation, the surgical management of functional mitral regurgitation remains controversial, and such patients have a poor prognosis. Therefore, a percutaneous treatment for functional mitral regurgitation holds great clinical potential. Having a nonsurgical approach available may be attractive to patients with organic mitral valve regurgitation as well. Several approaches and devices have been designed to treat specifically functional mitral regurgitation, and some of these have been applied to humans in early-stage evaluations. The MitraClip device (Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL) has been used to treat both functional and degenerative mitral valve regurgitation and has been compared to surgery in the EVEREST II (Endovascular Valve Edge-to-Edge Repair Study II) randomized trial. Although the field of percutaneous management of mitral regurgitation is at an early stage, it has been demonstrated that percutaneous approaches can reduce mitral regurgitation, suggesting there is a great deal of potential for clinical benefit to patients with mitral regurgitation.
Steven L Goldberg; Ted Feldman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current cardiology reports     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1534-3170     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888969     Medline TA:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  404-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA.
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