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New Mitral Annuloplasty Ring Enables Oversizing of Transcatheter Heart Valve and Prevents Central or Paravalvular Leakage

Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Source Name: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon


Georg Daniel Duerr, Jan-Malte Sinning, Armin Georg Welz, Fritz Mellert

Duerr and colleagues describe the experimental development of a mitral anuloplasty ring, which should facilitate later transcatheter valve-in-ring implantation. Two accompanying videos demonstrate valve expansion and implantation within the ring. The article illustrates the potential importance these new technologies are expected to gain in the near future.

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