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The iCoapsys Repair System for the percutaneous treatment of functional mitral insufficiency

EuroIntervention Supplements (2006) 1 (Supplement A) A44-A48.

1. Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Twin Cities Heart Foundation, Minneapolis, USA; 2. Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, USA; 3. Evanston Hospital, Evanston, USA
Introduction

Functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) is a ventricular disease characterized by mitral valve insufficiency in the absence of structural abnormalities of the valve leaflets or sub-valvular apparatus.1 It commonly provokes heart failure and frequently confers an increase in patient mortality and morbidity. Medical therapy has a limited role for management of FMR. When treated, FMR is currently managed exclusively through open heart surgical techniques.

Background

FMR may occur either in the presence of non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy or in patients with regional wall motion abnormalities due to underlying ischaemic heart disease. More specifically, FMR results not only from ...

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