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Percutaneous mitral valve repair: potential in heart failure management.
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PMID:  20425493     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
As a large portion of the US demographic advances into the later decades of life, the incidence of valvular heart disease is expected to increase. Mitral regurgitation (MR) caused by primary valve abnormality (degenerative) or secondary to cardiomyopathy (functional) is an important cause of heart failure. Management of valvular heart disease is expected to account for a large segment of services provided to heart failure patients. Recent years have seen a transition from surgical therapy to minimally invasive techniques, specifically percutaneous approaches for the correction of heart valve disease. The double orifice technique of mitral valve repair using the MitraClip System (Abbott Vascular, Menlo Park, CA) is one of many percutaneous approaches to treat significant MR. This technique is effective in patients with both degenerative and functional MR, reducing MR severity and improving heart failure symptoms. Broad acceptance of this percutaneous technology requires collaboration among cardiologists and cardiac surgeons in centers with superior catheter experience and knowledge of echocardiography.
Asma Hussaini; Saibal Kar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current heart failure reports     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1546-9549     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Heart Fail Rep     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-28     Completed Date:  2010-09-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101196487     Medline TA:  Curr Heart Fail Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  22-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8631 West 3rd Street, Suite 415E, Los Angeles, CA, 90048, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods*
Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
Heart Catheterization*
Heart Failure
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / surgery*
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive / methods*

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