Hence, the prognosis among patients with heart failure and secondary mitral regurgitation
is extremely poor associated with high mortality rates.
"With the fourth generation of MitraClip, we set out to build a system that would help physicians individualize the therapy to each patient and deliver even more features that can treat both primary and secondary mitral regurgitation
"It can be a life-changing option for patients suffering with severe mitral regurgitation
. Following this procedure, patients who have severe heart failure symptoms due to this condition will experience significant improvement in shortness of breath and fatigue."
According to univariate analyses, MVP and mitral regurgitation
were found to be significantly correlated (r=0.482, p<0.001).
Severe mitral regurgitation
is associated with incremental mortality in patients with LV systolic dysfunction, (1,2) and this is evident both in patients with ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathies.
"We are excited to partner with Abbott on this opportunity to offer patients an innovative therapy for severe mitral regurgitation
as an alternative to more invasive open heart surgery," Dr.
"The Mitre system is a promising minimally invasive surgical treatment solution for patients with mitral regurgitation
. I look forward to sharing the clinical experience with my colleagues during the EACTS Congress in October," commented Prof.
Worsening of mitral regurgitation
occurred in 6.32%.
The mitral valve was extremely redundant, with a flared motion through the main tear, without the presence of vegetation attached to the valve, within the limits of the transtoracic window, but with a severe mitral regurgitation
. The aortic valve was tricuspid, with mean aortic regurgitation and no ascending aortic dilation.
The MitraClip device is used to treat people with mitral regurgitation
, a serious, progressive heart disease in which the mitral valve does not close properly, allowing blood to flow backwards into the heart.
"The patient was complaining of shortness of breath with minimum exertion, upon investigation we identified that he had mitral regurgitation
(MR) and was the right candidate for this procedure as surgery would be too invasive for this patient," said Dr Baslaib.