TCT 2019 | STS/ACC TVT Registry: Relationship Between MitraClip Operator Experience and Events

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Mitral valve repair with a MitraClip device is a complex procedure that requires that operators develop a series of skills that may be unusual for them, such as analyzing an echocardiography.

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In this registry, researchers assessed the relationship between operator experience and procedural outcome.

Operators were classified into 3 groups: 1 to 25 procedures conducted, 26 to 50 procedures conducted, and 50+ procedures conducted. Researchers assessed the rates of procedural success, procedural time, and in-hospital complications.

The study analyzed 14,923 MitraClip procedures conducted by 562 operators in 290 sites. Optimal success rates (regarded as mitral regurgitation grade 1 or less) increased alongside operator experience (63.9%, 68.4%, and 75.1%, respectively; p < 0.0001). Acceptable success rates (regarded as regurgitation grade 2 or less) also increased alongside the number of procedures conducted (91.4%, 92.4%, and 93.8%; p < 0.001).

The cutoff point as regards the success rate and the rate of complications was clear at 50 procedures, but outcomes continued improving up to 200 procedures.

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Link to the SBHCI publication HERE

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Original Title: STS/ACC TVT Registry: MitraClip Operator Volume-Outcome Relationship in the United States.

Author of the original title: Adnan K. Chhatriwalla.

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