Primary Mitral Regurgitation and Heart Failure: Current Advances in Diagnosis and Management

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Heart Fail Clin. 2023 Jul;19(3):297-305. doi: 10.1016/j.hfc.2023.02.006. Epub 2023 Apr 4.


Primary mitral regurgitation is a frequent etiology of congestive heart failure and is best treated with intervention when patients are symptomatic or when additional risk factors exist. Surgical intervention improves outcomes in appropriately selected patients. However, for those at high surgical risk, transcatheter intervention provides less invasive repair and replacement options while providing comparable outcomes to surgery. The excess mortality and high prevalence of heart failure in untreated mitral regurgitation illuminate the need for further developments in mitral valve intervention ideally fulfilled by expanding these types of procedures and eligibility to these procedures beyond only those at high surgical risk.

PMID:37230645 | DOI:10.1016/j.hfc.2023.02.006

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