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Standardized framework for 2D echo mitral valve analysis
A standardized method for 2D echo analysis by A. Berrebi

Nov 17 2019


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Jul 13 2018


Predicting outcomes in refractory heart failure
Recurrent mitral regurgitation (MR) and a lack of left ventricular reverse remodelling (LVRR) are associated with a poor prognosis in patients with refractory heart failure and non-ischaemic MR according to a study published in Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery on 19 May 2018.

Jul 02 2018


Minimally invasive mitral surgery: good resource use, cost and outcomes
Minimally invasive mitral surgery costs the same as conventional surgery and results in good outcomes, even in high-risk patients, say US researchers.

Apr 11 2018


Feasibility of mitral valve repair in patients with native mitral valve infective endocarditis
ow, researchers at the Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands, report excellent durability of mitral valve repair (MVR) in most patients with native mitral valve IE.

Jan 19 2018


Fair long-term outcomes after multiple reoperations on the aortic valve
Mortality and long-term outcomes are key considerations when performing multiple reoperations on the aortic valve (AV).

Jan 19 2018


Mitral valve re-repair provides pleasing survival and durability in patients with degenerative mitral valve disease
Re-MVR typically follows valve-related failure of mitral valve repair and provides acceptable survival and durability in patients with degenerative mitral valve disease, according to researchers at the Sakakibara Heart Institute in Tokyo, Japan.

Jan 19 2018


Expert Consensus Decision Pathway for mitral regurgitation care
A committee of experts has developed a Consensus Decision Pathway outlining the evaluation and treatment of patients with mitral regurgitation.

Nov 16 2017


Patient demographics influence valve disease characteristics
Valvular heart disease mainly affects older people and is mostly caused by left-sided valve disease.

Nov 16 2017


Frail patients achieve good outcomes after percutaneous mitral valve repair
Percutaneous mitral valve repair is effective even in frail patients – who can expect similar short‑term functional improvement to non-frail patients, say researchers at the University of Cologne, Germany.

Nov 01 2017


Neochordoplasty achieves good results with or without ring annuloplasty
Neochordoplasty has been deemed the best reconstruction technique for posterior mitral leaflet repair, according to an ex vivo study published online on 3 October 2017 in Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery.

Nov 01 2017


New ESC position statement on managing tricuspid valve regurgitation
ESC position statement on tricuspid regurgitation published in EJCTS.

Sep 06 2017


Valve repair may improve survival rate for patients with severe mitral regurgitation
Concomitant mitral valve repair may benefit patients undergoing continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation. This is according to a study published in Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery on 11 July 2017.

Aug 10 2017


Access to the Mitral Valve
Image Kit on Access to the Mitral

Jul 19 2017


Valve repair improves prospects for patients after triple valve surgery
MR strategies improve post-surgical outcomes triple valve surgery patients

Jul 19 2017


Patient-prosthesis mismatch predicts poor outcomes after mitral valve replacement surgery
Patients with patient-prosthesis mismatch after mitral valve replacement are more likely to have persistent pulmonary arterial hypertension, and associated morbidity and reduced survival, than patients without patient-prosthesis mismatch

Jul 12 2017


The Road to Endoscopic Mitral Repair
Master's Perspective: Patrick Perier on MIS mitral

Jul 04 2017


Beating heart mitral valve surgery: results in 120 consecutive patients considered unsuitable for conventional mitral valve surgery
A study published in Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery on 3 June 2017 shows that beating heart mitral valve surgery has positive outcomes for patients who are unsuitable for mitral valve operations.

Jun 28 2017


Mitral regurgitation fixed by LVAD implantation
Left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) correct mitral regurgitation, making concomitant mitral valve repair or replacement redundant, say researchers at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, US. Their findings were published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery on 17 May 2017.

Jun 12 2017


Tricuspid valve repair leads to better outcomes in left-sided valve surgery
Repairing the tricuspid valve during left-sided valve surgery reduces the risk of tricuspid regurgitation and cardiac-related mortality,

Jun 02 2017


Updated guidelines for treating ischemic mitral valve regurgitation
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery has published updated guidelines for managing ischaemic mitral regurgitation in the May issue of The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

May 29 2017


Long-term durability outcomes of mitral valve repair in degenerative disease
Evidence from large trials with long-term follow-up

May 18 2017


Success for three-port endoscopic minimally invasive surgery
Researchers in Japan have demonstrated that three-port video-assisted thoracic surgery facilitates endoscopic minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.

May 15 2017


Seven variables predict probability of successful mitral valve repair
Assessing seven different variables before surgery can accurately predict the risk of an unsuccessful mitral valve repair. Researchers have devised a ‘scoring method’ using these variables which could assist cardiologists’ decisions when referring patients.

May 01 2017


Inconsistencies in ring sizing for mitral annuloplasty
The size of annuloplasty ring a surgeon selects depends on the sizing strategy used, say researchers in Germany.

Mar 23 2017


STS score is the best predictor of mortality and morbidity in mitral valve surgery
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) score is the best system for predicting mortality and morbidity for mitral valve repair or replacement surgery, according to a study on patients undergoing surgery at Auckland City Hospital.

Mar 23 2017


Important Elements Around the Mitral Annulus
Image Kit on Mitral Annulus

Feb 20 2017


Recorded case: Posterior Leaflet Endoscopic Mitral Repair
Standard P2 prolapse repair by P. Perier

Feb 17 2017


Basic Terminology in Mitral Valve Surgery
Carpentier naming conventions for mitral repair surgery

Feb 17 2017


The "classical" approach to Mitral Valve
Getting optimal exposure of the mitral valve in full sternotomy

Feb 17 2017


Artificial Chordal Support: How to Adjust The Right Length? I - By Patrick Perier
Prof. Perier on how to best size your Gore-Tex chords

Feb 17 2017


Surgical valve analysis: a must for every case
Surgical valve analysis: the basics

Feb 17 2017


Epidemiology and Aetiology of Mitral Valve Disease
A 360° view of MV disease epidemiology & aetiology

Feb 17 2017


The endoscopic approach to the mitral valve
Patrick Perier on endoscopic MV repair

Feb 17 2017


Endoscopic Mitral Repair: P2 resection
A P2 prolapse repair via endoscopic approach

Feb 17 2017


Intra-Op Residual Mitral Regurgitation: When to Correct and Neglect?
Guidelines for intraoperative residual MR assessment

Feb 17 2017


Mitral Valve Anatomy for Cardiologists and Surgeons
All you need to know about mitral valve and tricuspid anatomy

Feb 17 2017


The transseptal approach to the mitral valve
Details of the transseptal approach to access the mitral valve

Feb 17 2017


Long-term results of mitral valve repair in degenerative MR
A literature review of long-term outcomes in DMR

Feb 17 2017


Mitral Valve Repair vs. Replacement in ischemic MR: Pros vs. Cons
Prof. Klautz' rationale between repair and replace in ischemic MR

Feb 17 2017