Peri-procedural imaging for transcatheter mitral valve replacement.
Mitral regurgitation (MR) has a high prevalence in older patient populations of industrialized nations. Common etiologies are structural, degenerative MR and functional MR secondary to myocardial remodeling. Because of co-morbidities and associated high surgical risk, open surgical mitral repair/replacement is deferred in a significant percentage of patients. For these patients transcatheter repair/replacement are emerging as treatment options. Because of the lack of direct visualization, pre- and intra-procedural imaging is critical for these procedures. In this review, we summarize mitral valve anatomy, trans-catheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) options, and imaging in the context of TMVR.
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Natarajan, N., Patel, P., Bartel, T., Kapadia, S., Navia, J., Stewart, W., Tuzcu, E. M., & Schoenhagen, P. (2016). Peri-procedural imaging for transcatheter mitral valve replacement. Cardiovascular diagnosis and therapy, 6(2), 144–159. https://doi.org/10.21037/cdt.2016.02.04
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine