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Mitral Valve

December 5, 2018
Using remodeling aortic and mitral annuloplasty rings, a double valve repair was accomplished in a young patient with Marfan syndrome.
November 22, 2018
Patrick Perier of the Herz und Gefäß Klinik in Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany, discusses the problem of excess tissue in mitral valve repair.
October 18, 2018
In this single institution study including over 1900 patients with severe degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR) undergoing mitral valve repair, early intervention was associated with a reduced risk of recurrent MR.
October 18, 2018
Manuel Castella of the University of Barcelona in Spain presents a discussion on addressing atrial fibrillation during mitral valve surgery.
September 19, 2018
A New York Times journalist travels with Team Heart, a nonprofit organization providing humanitarian heart surgery for rheumatic disease in Rwanda. In addition to highlighting the overwhelming need, her perspective illuminates some harsh realities of these efforts in resource-poor countries.
September 17, 2018
The authors present a myectomy, mitral plication, and chord cutting for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy through a transaortic approach.
September 4, 2018
The authors demonstrate a transcatheter aortic valve that was implanted in the mitral position in the setting of severe mitral annular calcification.
August 30, 2018
Kiefer and colleagues report the outcomes of six patients who underwent transapical mitral valve repair for severe mitral regurgitation. Treatment was offered as part of the safety and feasibility trial for the NeoChord DS1000 system at the authors’ institution.
August 27, 2018
Patients with severe secondary mitral regurgitation with depressed ejection fraction were randomized to either MitraClip and medical therapy vs. medical therapy alone. There was no difference in primary outcomes (i.e. death and unplanned hospitalization) at one year.
August 21, 2018
The authors demonstrate the resection of fibroelastoma from the mitral valve by a minimally invasive approach.

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