Surgical mitral valve repair is the gold standard treatment for mitral regurgitation due to degenerative disease. Repair is performed on the arrested heart, meaning that assessments of success can only be made after removal of cardiopulmonary bypass.
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March 16, 2023
March 1, 2023
Watch as Dr. Meindert Palmen, from Leiden University Medical Center, performs and annotates a robotic mitral repair using the SimuForm™ Annuloplasty Ring.
February 2, 2023
A step-by-step guide to mitral valve replacement using a SAPIEN 3 balloon expandable valve via a minithoracotomy approach to treat mitral stenosis due to severe mitral annular calcification.
January 25, 2023
Watch as Steven Bolling M.D., Joanna Chikwe M.D., and Pieter Kappetein M.D. discuss several cases of mitral valve prolapse and their repair techniques during a Global Grand Rounds session.
July 15, 2022
In this article, the authors provide a step-by-step illustrated guide to performing transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair (MitraClip). This is a key article that will be of benefit to all learning to perform MitraClip.
June 4, 2021
On May 25, 2021, Dr. David Heimansohn successfully performed the first surgical implantation of biopolymer Tria™ heart valve in a patient with mitral valve disease at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN.
May 21, 2021
A large RCT concluding that 'surgical occlusion of the left atrial appendage provides additional protection against stroke when added to anticoagulation.' A number of limitations are briefly discussed. Findings are interesting in that absolute absence of surgical complications has been declared.
April 15, 2021
In the special April issue of JACC Imaging focusing on secondary mitral regurgitation (SMR), a number of articles on outcomes after transcatheter edge-to-edge repair (TEER) are reported. Specifically, the concept of proportionate vs disproportionate SMR was explored.
November 28, 2020
A large RCT with results somewhat supportive of considering a NOAC in the place of warfarin for post operative surgical patients. The study will be weighed against healthcare economical aspects.
August 2, 2020
There is controversy in the role of less invasive mitral surgery (LIMS) in treating complex mitral pathology. This study uses the STS National Database to compare LIMS vs.