Marta Sitges of the Hospital Clinic at the University of Barcelona and Joanna Chikwe of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center debate the influence of imaging on the timing of degenerative mitral valve repair.
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Mitral valve disease
September 18, 2019
August 25, 2019
In an era of increased use of MitraClip, surgical mitral valve repair still offers a durable solution. Tirone David and colleages report 1,234 consecutive patients who had mitral valve repair with 20 year follow-up.
August 13, 2019
This video describes a systematic approach to mitral valve repair, highlighting five techniques that are utilized at the Cleveland Clinic to repair the vast majority of degenerative mitral valve cases.
August 6, 2019
This video demonstrates a transapical off-pump mitral valve repair case.
July 30, 2019
This video emphasizes technical pearls and pitfalls for a minimally invasive mitral valve repair using adjustable Gore-tex neochords via a right minithoracotomy.
July 19, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest
July 16, 2019
Abbott announced that its fourth-generation MitraClip device, MitraClip G4, was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration on July 15, 2019, to treat mitral regurgitation (MR) in a wider population of patients. The MitraClip G4 include new clip sizes and an enhanced leaflet grasping feature
July 16, 2019
The authors present their experience with the Memo 4D ring by LivaNova in complex mitral valve repair.
Prevalence of Atrial Fibrillation Before Cardiac Surgery and Factors Associated With Concomitant Ablation
July 11, 2019
An important update on the evolving landscape of surgery for atrial fibrillation.
July 9, 2019
This video shows the technical challenges of explanting a valve-in-ring mitral valve.