Title

The future of transcatheter mitral valve interventions: competitive or complementary role of repair vs. replacement?

Publication Date

2015

Journal Title

Eur Heart J

Abstract

Transcatheter mitral interventions has been developed to address an unmet clinical need and may be an alternative therapeutic option to surgery with the intent to provide symptomatic and prognostic benefit. Beyond MitraClip therapy, alternative repair technologies are being developed to expand the transcatheter intervention armamentarium. Recently, the feasibility of transcatheter mitral valve implantation in native non-calcified valves has been reported in very high-risk patients. Acknowledging the lack of scientific evidence to date, it is difficult to predict what the ultimate future role of transcatheter mitral valve interventions will be. The purpose of the present report is to review the current state-of-the-art of mitral valve intervention, and to identify the potential future scenarios, which might benefit most from the transcatheter repair and replacement devices under development.

Volume Number

36

Issue Number

26

Pages

1651-1659

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2015/04/15

Status

Faculty

Facility

School of Medicine

Primary Department

Pediatrics

Additional Departments

Cardiology

PMID

25870204

DOI

10.1093/eurheartj/ehv123