1. Department of Cardiology, Vivantes Klinikum im Friedrichshain und Am Urban, Berlin, and Rostock University Medical Center, Rostock, Germany
n this issue of EuroIntervention, Sürder et al report the outcomes of percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) by means of the MitraClip® (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA, USA) within the Swiss national registry1.
Outcomes were compared according to mitral regurgitation (MR) aetiology – 652 (53.8%) primary (degenerative) versus 560 (46.2%) secondary (functional) MR patients. Acute procedural success was similar in the two groups (>90%). Although the five-year cumulative probabilities of death and major adverse clinical events (MACE) were significantly higher in secondary MR, only age, haemoglobin level, creatinine level, and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF%) were independent predictors of ...
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