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Reply: Cardiac CT prior to percutaneous coronary sinus-based mitral annuloplasty with the Carillon device

EuroIntervention 2020;16:863-864. DOI: 10.4244/EIJ-D-20-00621R

1. Department of Cardiology, Rheinlandklinikum Neuss, Neuss, Germany


We thank Kuzemczak and colleague1 for their valuable comments on our manuscript “CT-Angiographic imaging of the Carillon device topography after unsuccessful treatment of FMR”2. Our report in the section “Interventional Flashlight” is based on our recently published short report in EuroIntervention, which investigated the relationship between coronary sinus (CS) and mitral valve annulus (MVA) topography and the echocardiographic outcome on functional mitral valve regurgitation (FMR)3. In this analysis we used CT-angiographic imaging prior to the Carillon device implantation for prediction of the echocardiographic outcome (FMR parameters). Our results showed that shorter distance and lower angulation ...

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