Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair in Heart Failure Patients Significantly Reduces Hospitalizations and Improves Survival

Breakthrough findings from study led by Mount Sinai researcher could improve outcomes for high-risk patients

Risk of Surgical Mitral Valve Repair for Primary Mitral Regurgitation

In an article published jointly on January 18, 2023, in both The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, leading cardiology and cardiothoracic surgical researchers analyzed recent national data to assess the outcomes and risk of mitral valve repair for primary mitral regurgitation.

Novel TEER Repair Device Meets Primary Endpoint in Treating Degenerative Mitral Regurgitation in Patients Not Eligible for Surgery

Results of the first randomized controlled trial to directly compare two contemporary transcatheter edge-to-edge repair (TEER) devices for degenerative mitral regurgitation (DMR) found that the PASCAL transcatheter valve repair system was non-inferior compared with MitraClip in patients with significant symptomatic DMR who are not eligible for mitral valve surgery.

Findings from the CLASP IID trial were reported today at TCT 2022, the 34th annual scientific symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF). TCT is the world’s premier educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine.

STS/ACC TVT Registry Analysis Assesses Use of Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair in Severe Mitral Regurgitation and Cardiogenic Shock

An analysis from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American College of Cardiology (STS/ACC) TVT Registry found that most patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) and cardiogenic shock (CS) who underwent mitral transcatheter edge-to-edge repair (TEER) in the United States achieved successful MR reduction, and that successful repair was associated with lower mortality and heart failure (HF) hospitalizations at one year post-procedure compared with unsuccessful repair.

University of Michigan Expert Available: Study Cautions Against Catch-All Assumptions about LVADs and Mitral Regurgitation

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Mitral valve procedures are often not performed because of the standing belief that LVAD support resolves mitral regurgitation, due to better left heart performance. A new study in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery found when…