Transcatheter mitral valve repair devices borrow from the concept of surgical edge-to-edge approximation and are becoming increasingly used in patients with both primary and functional mitral regurgitation. The application of these new devices is expanding globally; however, debates between which patients are amenable to surgery vs. percutaneous approaches are ongoing. As new trials and regulatory approvals have evolved, the indications for transcatheter approaches have expanded, in a way that is complementaty to existing indications for surgical repair. In general, the treatment of mitral regurgitation should be stratified based on underlying pathophysiology and anatomy by a multidisciplinary team including cardiac surgeons and interventional cardiologists. This review aims to provide practical approaches to patient selection and treatment strategies for mitral regurgitation based on historical data and recently published trials, with a focus on the distinction between surgical and transcatheter mitral therapies.
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|Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
|Published - Feb 1 2020
- mitral regurgitation
- mitral valve surgery
- transcatheter mitral valve repair