Surgery vs percutaneous repair for mitral regurgitation

By  |  April 10, 2011 | 

In this trial of patients with 3-4+ mitral regurgitation, patients were randomized to traditional surgical repair, or percutaneous repair. Percutaneous repair was more likely to result in the primary outcome at 1 year (death, need for surgery for mitral valve dysfunction, or recurrent 3-4+ regurgitation), but less likely to result in a major adverse events (15% vs 48%). Percutaneous repair may be a very good option for mitral valve regurgitation in some patients (abstract)

About the Author:

Danielle Scheurer
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.


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