Clinical outcomes of conventional surgery versus MitraClip((R)) therapy for moderate to severe symptomatic mitral valve regurgitation in the elderly population: an institutional experience

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Alozie A., Paranskaya L., Westphal B., Kaminski A., Sherif M., Sindt M. , ...Daha Fazla

BMC CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS, cilt.17, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Background: The aim of this study was to compare treatment of moderate to severe symptomatic mitral regurgitation (MR) with either conventional surgery or the mitral valve edge-to-edge device (MitraClip r) in very elderly patients. The newly introduced MitraClip device has demonstrated promising acute results in treating this patient cohort. Also noteworthy is the fact that patients who otherwise would have been denied surgery are increasingly referred for treatment with the MitraClip device. We sought to review our institutional experience, comparing outcomes in both surgical and MitraClip arms of treatment in the elderly population with symptomatic MR.