Mitral valve articles

La reparación de la válvula mitral con Mitraclip es segura en pacientes de alto riesgo

Mitral Valve Repair in Patients with Cardiac Failure

Mitral Valve Repair in Patients with Cardiac Failure

The mitral valve is a complex apparatus dependent on left atrium and left ventricle functionality. Dilation of these cavities might affect mitral annulus morphology and lead to valve dysfunction, generating mitral regurgitation (MR). This type of MR has been called functional, since leaflets and tendinous chordae do not present lesions themselves; instead, they malfunction ‘secondary’

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Surgical Redo Mitral Valve Replacement vs. Valve-in-Valve in Failed Bioprosthetic Valves

Despite their higher surgical risk, patients who underwent transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) presented 1-year mortality rates similar to those of patients who had redo surgical mitral valve replacement for bioprosthetic valve failure. At one month, echocardiographic findings were similar; however, at one year, patients who underwent TMVR presented a gradient increase that had no

MITRA-FR: Percutaneous Repair or Medical Treatment for Secondary Mitral Regurgitation

Courtesy of Dr. Adolfo Ferrero. INTRODUCCION: In patients with chronic heart failure and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction, severe secondary mitral valve regurgitation is associated with bad prognosis. Whether percutaneous mitral valve repair improves clinical results in this patient population, remains unclear, despite prior multicenter studies supporting this view. METHODS: Patients with severe secondary mitral

MITRA FR: el testeo del MitraClip en las insuficiencias mitrales funcionales

ESC 2018 | MITRA FR: Testing MitraClip for Secondary Mitral Regurgitation

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. In secondary mitral regurgitation, mitral-valve leaflets and chordae are structurally normal and mitral regurgitation results from alterations in left ventricular geometry and function.  At present, prognosis is based on ventricular function and the regular course of action is optimal medical treatment. Even though some studies have shown edge-to-edge percutaneous repair

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Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty at Very Long Term

With a mean follow up of 15 years, and some patients that survived over 20 years, this study shows that more than 75% of patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis show sustained results with balloon valvuloplasty. Predictors of this excellent long-term outcome are many, but they are determined mainly by age, prior symptoms and valve area

More Evidence For MitraClip in High Risk Patients with Severe Tricuspid Regurgitation

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) has a negative impact in the long run. Several reports have shown that, in high risk inoperable patients, transcatheter edge-to-edge valve repair with MitraClip is feasible, safe and has good results, but there is still a long way to go. The present study looked at 24 consecutive

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MitraClip in Severe MR: 5 Year Mortality Rate Similar to Surgery

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. Mitral regurgitation accounts for around 25% of valvular diseases and is a strong mortality predictor in heart disease. One of the challenges of this disease is that patients respond favorably to medical treatment for a long time, which makes hard to establish the right time to perform an intervention without

Treating Tricuspid and Mitral Valves with MitraClip Improves Quality of Life

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. It has been shown that significant tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is an independent predictor of bad evolution in the presence of  mitral valve disease. Its prevalence is not low, reaching up to 50% in patients undergoing surgery for mitral regurgitation (MR). This study included 61 patients with significant TR and MR. 27

La reparación de la válvula mitral con Mitraclip es segura en pacientes de alto riesgo

Tricuspid Regurgitation: MitraClip Improves Survival

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. Tricuspid regurgitation (TR), both isolated or associated with other left valve diseases, has been associated with higher rates of heart failure hospitalization and of cardiovascular death. Recent studies in elderly high-risk patients who underwent percutaneous treatment of left valve disease have shown the presence of TR to be associated with


We Should Consider Mitral Stenosis Before TAVR

The association between aortic stenosis and some degree of mitral stenosis (MS) is around 10% (depending on the series), and it is related with negative outcomes. In high-risk and inoperable patients who underwent TAVR, that association and its significance have not been studied yet.   The study analyzed data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American

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Surgical or Percutaneous Management of Mitral Leak

Mitral paravalvular leaks are relatively common after surgical mitral replacement, with an incidence of 7%-17%. Most of these are subclinical leaks, a mere echocardiogram finding, but about 3% of patients can develop heart failure, hemolysis, or a combination of both, thus requiring a new intervention. For symptomatic patients, new surgery has been the traditional treatment