Percutaneous Mitral Valve Edge-to-Edge Repair Assisted by Hemodynamic Support Devices
A Case Series of Bailout Procedures
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- devices for heart failure
- mitral valve
- percutaneous left ventricular assist device
- percutaneous mitral valve repair
Percutaneous edge-to-edge mitral valve repair (PMVR) using the MitraClip system (Abbott Vascular) is an effective treatment option beyond medical therapy for patients with mitral regurgitation, who are not eligible for cardiac surgery.1 Previously, it was reported that patients with severely impaired left ventricular ejection function (<20%) may have similar benefits from the procedure as patients included in the EVEREST trial (Endovascular Valve Edge-to-Edge Repair Study).2 Hemodynamic support devices can be an option in critically ill patients, such as patients in cardiogenic shock, although their use is a matter of debate.3 Up to now, there is to the best of our knowledge …