Comprehensive Assessment of Mitral Valve Geometry and Cardiac Remodeling With 3-Dimensional Echocardiography After Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair

American Journal of Cardiology

24 August Aug 2018 2 months ago
  • Mantegazza V, Fusini L, Muratori M, Gripari P, Ghulam Ali S, Vignati C, Bartorelli AL, Ferrari C, Alamanni F, Pepi M, Tamborini G

MitraClip is a validated treatment for significant mitral regurgitation (MR) in high-risk patients. Aims of this study were to evaluate immediate changes in mitral valve (MV) geometry induced by MitraClip and correlations between baseline geometry and cardiac remodeling.

According to the results of the present study, MitraClip induces remarkable changes in MVA geometry and favorable left ventricular remodeling is detected in patients with optimal mid-term outcome; a preprocedural antero-posterior diameter <4.44 cm seems to be a potential predictor of mid-term optimal result.

Reference
1. Mantegazza V, Pasquini A, Agati L, Fusini L, Muratori M, Gripari P, Ghulam Ali S, Vignati C, Bartorelli AL, Ferrari C, Alamanni F, Pepi M, Tamborini G. Comprehensive Assessment of Mitral Valve Geometry and Cardiac Remodeling With 3-Dimensional Echocardiography After Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair. Am J Cardiol 2018 Jul 4. pii: S0002-9149(18)31328-6. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.06.036. [Epub ahead of print] Go to PubMed