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Front. Cardiovasc. Med. | doi: 10.3389/fcvm.2019.00122

Percutaneous mitral edge-to-edge repair: state of the art and a glimpse to the future

 Faisal Khan1, Mirjam Winkel1, Geraldine Ong2,  Nicolas Brugger1, Thomas Pilgrim1, Stephan Windecker1,  Fabien Praz1* and  Neil P. Fam2
  • 1Bern University Hospital, Switzerland
  • 2St. Michael's Hospital, Canada

Patients with severe symptomatic mitral regurgitation have a poor prognosis if left untreated. In those patients who are not eligible for mitral valve surgery, percutaneous edge-to-edge repair may improve clinical outcomes. Recent clinical trials have added to our knowledge and provide interesting insights into the management of such patients. With an increasingly aging global population, these technologies are likely to represent an important treatment option. This mini-review will examine the technology, the evidence and the latest developments in the Percutaneous mitral edge-to-edge repair.

Keywords: Percutaneous mitral repair, Mitral Valve, Mitral regurgitation (MR), MitraClip (MC), Transcatheter mitral valve (MV) repair

Received: 30 Apr 2019; Accepted: 06 Aug 2019.

Copyright: © 2019 Khan, Winkel, Ong, Brugger, Pilgrim, Windecker, Praz and Fam. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Mx. Fabien Praz, Bern University Hospital, Bern, 3010, Bern, Switzerland,