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Edwin C Ho, Neil P Fam
Advancements in transcatheter technology has increased the number of therapeutic options for patients with tricuspid regurgitation. One category of repair devices attempts to augment leaflet coaptation by either leaflet plication or by functioning as a space occupying device. These include the MitraClip (Abbott, Santa Clara, CA, USA), PASCAL (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA, USA) and FORMA (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA, USA) devices. All three have been successfully implanted with promising short term echocardiographic and clinical outcomes...
March 15, 2018: Minerva Cardioangiologica
Benedikt Schrage, Daniel Kalbacher, Michael Schwarzl, Nicole Rübsamen, Christoph Waldeyer, Peter Moritz Becher, Eike Tigges, Daniel Burkhoff, Stefan Blankenberg, Edith Lubos, Ulrich Schäfer, Dirk Westermann
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous mitral valve edge-to-edge repair (pMVR) with a MitraClip is beneficial for the clinical symptoms of patients irrespective of the ejection fraction (EF). Nevertheless, the consequences on hemodynamics are poorly understood. Therefore, we used data from noninvasive pressure-volume loops to investigate the left ventricular (LV) remodeling of patients after pMVR dependent on their baseline EF. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 130 patients with successful pMVR, the end-diastolic pressure-volume relationship (EDPVR) and end-systolic pressure-volume relationship were estimated noninvasively from echocardiographic data...
March 15, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
Felix Kreidel, Hannes Alessandrini, Peter Wohlmuth, Michael Schmoeckel, Stephan Geidel
OBJECTIVE: To assess the results of catheter-based and surgical reintervention in primary mitral regurgitation (PMR) after failed MitraClip therapy. METHODS: We report on 21 consecutive symptomatic patients with PMR (median age 78 years) who underwent either repeat MitraClip therapy (n=7) or mitral valve surgery (n=14) after failure of the index procedure with 1-2 MitraClip implantations. At the time of reinterventions, 193 [IQR: 32 to 622] days after index procedure, patients had recurrent or persistent grade 3 MR...
March 12, 2018: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Carlotta De Carlo, Ugo F Settimio, Francesco Maisano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Esra Gucuk Ipek, Siddharth Singh, Esperanza Viloria, Ted Feldman, Paul Grayburn, Elyse Foster, Atif Qasim
BACKGROUND: Although reverse remodeling of the left atrium (LA) has been shown after MitraClip placement in degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR), changes in LA strain and strain rate have not been evaluated in these patients or compared with surgical mitral valve repair. METHODS AND RESULTS: We included 87 subjects (mean age 59.7±12.3 years) with degenerative MR enrolled in the randomized EVEREST II trial (Endovascular Valve Edge-to-Edge Repair Study II). Baseline peak positive LA strain (ε) and strain rates along with longitudinal left ventricular strain (LV ε) were compared with 12-month follow-up measures...
March 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
Özge Çetinarslan, Ümit Yaşar Sinan, Emir Barış Ökçün, Cengiz Çeliker, Nuh Nazmi Gültekin
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis are potentially fatal adverse reactions to heparin therapy caused by the formation of polyclonal antibodies against the platelet factor 4-heparin complex. Fatal limb and organ damage or death may occur as a result of this immunological drug reaction. Described in this case report is the management of a patient who developed HIT after undergoing a MitraClip transcatheter mitral valve repair. The aim was to encourage clinicians to pay special attention to a frail patient who receives heparin therapy and to advise clinicians that clinical scores and laboratory tests should be used as a complement for certain diagnosis...
March 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
Carlotta Sorini Dini, Daniele Landi, Francesco Meucci, Carlo Di Mario
The Cardioband system is a transcatheter direct annuloplasty device that is implanted in patients with severe symptomatic functional mitral regurgitation (MR) due to annulus dilatation and high surgical risk. This device covers the posterior two-thirds of the annulus, from the anterolateral to the posteromedial commissure, implanted in close proximity of the left circumflex artery, atrioventricular (AV) conduction system, and coronary sinus. We present the case of an 80-year-old-gentleman with prohibitive surgical risk, treated with Cardioband implantation for functional MR with an evident P1-P2 cleft and P2-P3 indentation, a relative contraindication to MitraClip implantation...
March 6, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Sachin S Goel, Vincent Zuck, Nasaraiah Nallamothu, Nilesh J Goswami
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 22, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
Jawad Salman, Felix Fleißner, Jamshid Naqizadah, Murat Avsar, Malakh Shrestha, Gregor Warnecke, Issam Ismail, Stefan Rümke, Serghei Cebotari, Axel Haverich, Igor Tudorache
BACKGROUND:  Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery (MIMVS) is superior to "classical" mitral valve surgery via a sternotomy regarding wound healing and postoperative pain. It is however a more challenging procedure. Patients' preference is leading clearly toward minimally invasive approaches, and surgeons are driven by upcoming new technologies in interventional procedures such as the MitraClip. Especially in re-do cases, the access via right mini-thoracotomy, as previously non-operated situs, is a possible advantage over a re-sternotomy...
February 28, 2018: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Charles B Nyman, G Burkhard Mackensen, Srdjan Jelacic, Stephen H Little, Thomas W Smith, Feroze Mahmood
Percutaneous intervention for mitral valve (MV) disease has been established as an alternative to open surgical MV repair in patients with prohibitive surgical risk. Multiple percutaneous approaches have been described and are in various stages of development. Edge-to-edge leaflet plication with the MitraClip (Abbott, Menlo Park, CA) is currently the only Food and Drug Administration-approved device specifically for primary or degenerative lesions. Use of the edge-to-edge clip for secondary mitral regurgitation is currently under investigation and may result in expanded indications...
February 23, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
David P Cork, Robert Adamson, Raghava Gollapudi, Walter Dembitsky, Brian Jaski
Mitral regurgitation commonly improves after implantation of a left ventricular assist device without concomitant valvular repair owing to the mechanical unloading of the left ventricle. However, the development (or persistence) of significant mitral regurgitation after implantation of a left ventricular assist device is associated with adverse clinical events. We present a case of a left ventricular assist device patient who successfully underwent a percutaneous MitraClip procedure for repair of persistent late postoperative mitral insufficiency with demonstrable clinical and hemodynamic improvement...
February 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Davide Stolfo, Antonio De Luca, Gaetano Morea, Marco Merlo, Giancarlo Vitrella, Thomas Caiffa, Giulia Barbati, Serena Rakar, Renata Korcova, Andrea Perkan, Bruno Pinamonti, Aniello Pappalardo, Alessandra Berardini, Elena Biagini, Francesco Saia, Francesco Grigioni, Claudio Rapezzi, Gianfranco Sinagra
BACKGROUND: Patients with heart failure (HF) and severe symptomatic functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) may benefit from MitraClip implantation. With increasing numbers of patients being treated the success of procedure becomes a key issue. We sought to investigate the pre-procedural predictors of device failure in patients with advanced HF treated with MitraClip. METHODS: From April 2012 to November 2016, 76 patients with poor functional class (NYHA class III-IV) and severe left ventricular (LV) remodeling underwent MitraClip implantation at University Hospitals of Trieste and Bologna (Italy)...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Moritz Messner, Florian Hintringer, Silvana Müller, Marc Michael Zaruba, Nikolaos Bonaros, Herwig Antretter, Daniel Basic, Gerhard Pölzl
We report a case of catheter-based edge-to-edge mitral valve repair in a teenage male patient with non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy to improve pulmonary hypertension secondary to severe functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) to defer anticipated heart transplantation. A 19-year-old patient with previous history of fulminant myocarditis followed by markedly left ventricular dysfunction presented with severe mitral regurgitation 3 years after initial recovery. Slightly over time, deterioration of FMR was associated with gradual increase in pulmonary artery pressures despite optimal medical therapy...
January 18, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
Jeremy J Thaden, Joseph F Malouf, Vuyisile T Nkomo, Sorin V Pislaru, David R Holmes, Guy S Reeder, Charanjit S Rihal, Mackram F Eleid
BACKGROUND: Mitral regurgitation is a heterogeneous disease. Determining which patients derive optimal outcomes from transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair (TMVR) remains challenging. We sought to determine whether baseline mitral valve anatomic characteristics are predictive of left atrial pressure (LAP) changes during TMVR with MitraClip. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive patients with severe mitral regurgitation undergoing TMVR (n=112) underwent continuous intraprocedural LAP monitoring and retrospective echocardiographic analysis for specific mitral anatomic characteristics...
January 13, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
Alexander Dietl, Christine Prieschenk, Franziska Eckert, Christoph Birner, Andreas Luchner, Lars S Maier, Stefan Buchner
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) is increasingly performed in patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR). Post-procedural MR grading is challenging and an unsettled issue. We hypothesised that the direct planimetry of vena contracta area (VCA) by 3D-transoesophageal echocardiography allows quantifying post-procedural MR and implies further prognostic relevance missed by the usual ordinal scale (grade I-IV). METHODS: Based on a single-centre PMVR registry containing 102 patients, the association of VCA reduction and patients' functional capacity measured as six-minute walk distance (6 MW) was evaluated...
January 9, 2018: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
Katharina Hellhammer, Shazia Afzal, Renate Tigges, Maximilian Spieker, Tienush Rassaf, Tobias Zeus, Ralf Westenfeld, Malte Kelm, Patrick Horn
BACKGROUND: The safety and efficacy of deep sedation (DS) in MitraClip® procedures have been shown previously. However, clinical experience demonstrates that in some patients DS is difficult to achieve. We hypothesize that some patient characteristics can predict difficult DS. METHODS: We prospectively analysed 69 patients undergoing MitraClip® procedures using DS. Application of DS was graded as simple (group 1) or difficult (group 2) depending on a cumulative score based on one point for each of the following criteria: decrease in oxygen saturation, retention of carbon dioxide, disruptive body movements, and the need for catecholamines...
2018: PloS One
William E Katz, Anson J Conrad Smith, Frederick W Crock, João L Cavalcante
Transcatheter mitral valve repair using the MitraClip system (Abbott, Abbott Park, Il, USA) has become a world-wide, well-established therapeutic alternative to treat symptomatic patients with severe mitral regurgitation and prohibitive surgical risk. This article offers a comprehensive review of the important clinical and imaging aspects related to the patient selection, imaging evaluation and intraprocedural guidance for optimal results using this transcatheter device therapy. This article provides an updated framework for the interested practitioners summarizing the current understanding and applications for this device based on the current literature and growing experience of this technique...
December 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
Claire E Raphael, Elad Maor, Sidakpal S Panaich, Guy Reeder, Charanjit S Rihal, Mackram F Eleid
BACKGROUND: MitraClip implantation has been shown to reduce mitral regurgitation and is an effective treatment option for patients at high risk for conventional surgery. Blood loss is common during the procedure. We assessed the utility of intraprocedural reinfusion of blood aspirated during MitraClip implantation. METHODS: We compared hemoglobin before and after MitraClip implantation and transfusion requirements in patients who did (n = 83) and did not receive reinfusion (n = 31) during their procedure...
January 2018: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
Daisuke Hachinohe, Azeem Latib, Eustachio Agricola, Antonio Colombo
Treatment for recurrent mitral regurgitation (MR) after MitraClip therapy remains a challenging issue. This study reports the efficacy of repeat MitraClip therapy for recurrent MR during the early phase after the index MitraClip procedure. We present a case series of four consecutive patients who underwent repeat MitraClip procedures for severe recurrent MR during the early phase. Partial clip detachment (PCD) was the suspected cause of recurrent MR in these cases. All patients received additional clip(s). PCD could be stabilized and MR grade improved in all cases compared with that before the second procedure...
December 27, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Mark Simpsen, Emmanuel Daon, Mark Wiley, Fernando Mujica
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
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