This multicenter study evaluated the efficacy of medical therapy plus transcatheter valve repair (MitraClip) to medical therapy alone for heart failure accompanied by secondary moderate to severe mitral regurgitation. The device group experienced significantly fewer hospitalizations and lower mortality at 24 months follow-up.
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September 25, 2018
September 13, 2018
Exciting debate on the EOLIA trial! https://www.ctsnet.org/jans/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-severe-a...
July 6, 2018
A detailed and somewhat disheartening analysis of stem cell therapy for cardiac failure.
Time Is Your Best Friend, but It Soon Becomes Your Worst Enemy: The Conflict of Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Cardiac Surgery
June 27, 2018
A brief, readable, sensibly balanced, and well-referenced editorial on the occasion of the retrospective Austrian paper on venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
In Global News: Screening for Congenital Heart Disease, Regenerative Medicine for the Heart, and Predicting Heart Failure Outcomes
June 22, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest
Reversibility of Severe Mitral Valve Regurgitation After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: Single-Centre Observations From a Real-Life Population of Patients
June 6, 2018
Dobrovie and colleagues performed a retrospective analysis of mitral regurgitation (MR) in 128 patients who had a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implanted. The authors found that even severe MR improved following LVAD implantation without intraoperative repair of the valve.
May 22, 2018
An interesting, informative, and timely consensus statement on mitochondrial dysfunction in heart failure and how to potentially target these abnormalities therapeutically.
May 15, 2018
A sober editorial on a murine model of induced cardiac failure, which highlights the challenges of translating animal omics to humans
May 4, 2018
A detailed well-referenced update on cardiovascular biomarkers, included in a compendium issue of the periodical.
May 3, 2018
The concept of ventricular mural antagonism has been introduced recently, where the main constrictive forces in the ventricular myocardium are complemented by a dilatory force component.