Percutaneous repair of Mitral Valve Repair – the newer options
Keywords:Percutaneous repair of Mitral Valve Repair – the newer options
Mitral valve apparatus is a complex and pathology of anyone of mitral valve annulus,
leaflets, papillary muscle, chordae tendineae, LV, or left atrium (LA) can all produce or
contribute to Mitral regurgitation (MR).
Indirect Annuloplasty: This approach mimics surgical annuloplasty rings, which are
commonly used for repair of both degenerative and functional MR. These percutaneous devices might thus offer an alternative for those patients at excessive surgical-risk or who do not require another concomitant cardiac surgical procedure.
Even with current techniques and development, for many patients
repair is not possible hence MVR will be required. Although there are significant challenges, several percutaneous MVR prototypes are already in development and may see further refinement in technique and claim higher success rate.