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ACC Virtual 2020 | A diferencia del TAVI, el volumen de cirugías mitrales no mejora la reparación por catéter

Virtual ACC 2020 | Unlike in TAVR, the Number of Mitral Valve Surgeries Does Not Improve the Outcomes of Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repairs

Virtual ACC 2020 | Unlike in TAVR, the Number of Mitral Valve Surgeries Does Not Improve the Outcomes of Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repairs

Soon, our website will feature an interesting study showing that sites with a higher number of conventional surgical aortic valve replacements had better outcomes in transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures. The study featured in this article was scheduled for presentation at the American College of Cardiology 2020 Scientific Session along the World Congress of Cardiology.

Cirugía para mejorar la sobrevida en insuficiencia tricuspidea aislada

PASCAL in Tricuspid Regurgitation with Encouraging Results

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is associated with higher mortality and morbidity, and it most frequently has a functional cause. Furthermore, it has been proven that tricuspid surgery has mortality rates between 8% and 20%. On the other hand, it has been verified that, in the case of left-sided disease affecting the

Infarto agudo de miocardio y lesiones de múltiples niveles

New Promising Alternatives for Mitral Regurgitation

PASCAL transcatheter valve repair system for mitral regurgitation has shown feasibility and safety to treat patients with grade 3+ or 4+, regardless etiology. Regurgitation grade was significantly reduced, and this was accompanied by clinical improvement in functional class, exercise capacity and quality of life. This study soon to be published in J Am Coll Cardiol

EuroPCR 2019 | COAPT: la reducción de la insuficiencia mitral está asociada a menos hospitalizaciones y muerte

EuroPCR 2019 | COAPT: Mitral Valve Reduction is Associated to Lower Hospitalization and Death

This new analysis shows the mechanism behind the benefit of using MitraClip and the necessary degree of residual mitral regurgitation (MR) to have an impact. Regardless the intervention type, patients with cardiac failure and secondary mitral regurgitation present lower hospitalization for cardiac failure, all-cause mortality and improved quality of life the lower the MR. MitraClip

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

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’

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

Mejoras tecnológicas en las válvulas que se traducen en resultados clínicos

Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement Devices Multiply

The Transcatheter mitral valve replacement has been established as gold standard for patients with intermediate or high risk severe aortic stenosis. The supporting evidence was initially gathered with one or two safe and effective devices that worked really well, so that later on prosthetic valves multiplied, for competing companies wanted their share of the market. However,

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

Mitral Valve Repair with MitraClip Is Safe in High-Risk Patients

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. Transcatheter mitral valve repair with MitraClip has shown good results in symptomatic patients with extreme surgical risk in different studies. However, its “real world” benefits have not been studied in depth due to how complex this strategy is compared with other usual procedures. This study analyzed 2952 patients who underwent mitral