E. Murat Tuzcu, MD, Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, discusses percutaneous mitral valve replacement, which is more challenging than aortic valve replacement, using a mitral valve clip called the Mitra Clip.
1. The Mitra Clip, a mitral valve clip, uses a clip to form a bridge between the anterior and posterior leaflets of the mitral valve, and can be used in degenerative valves and functional mitral regurgitation.
2. It is not a replacement for mitral valve surgery but it is showing promise in patients who are high risk.
References and Resources:
Herrmann HC, Kar S, Siegel R, Fail P, Loghin C, Lim S, Hahn R, Rogers JH, Bommer WJ, Wang A, Berke A, Lerakis S, Kramer P, Wong SC, Foster E, Glower D, Feldman T; Effect of percutaneous mitral repair with the MitraClip device on mitral valve area and gradient. EVEREST Investigators. EuroIntervention. 2009 Jan;4(4):437-42.
Chan DT, Chiu CS, Cheng LC, Au TW. Artificial chordae: a simple clip and tie technique. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Dec;136(6):1597-9. Epub 2008 Aug 27
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