Percutaneous Mitral Leaflet Repair: MitraClip Therapy for Mitral Regurgitation by Ted Feldman
English | Aug 17, 2012 | ISBN: 1841849650 | 194 Pages | PDF | 10 MB
Mitral regurgitation (MR) affects millions of patients worldwide. It is a progressive condition that can worsen when left untreated, possibly leading to compensatory remodeling of the left ventricle. This can result in reduced functional capacity, poor quality of life, repeat hospitalizations, and even death from heart failure. Open, arrested heart surgery has until now been the therapeutic treatment of choice. However, many high-risk patients cannot tolerate traditional heart surgery and continue to suffer from severe MR.