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.
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 ...
EAPCI/ACVC consensus on pVADs, coronary physiology mini focus, a new analysis from the COAPT trial, patient selection for tricuspid interventions and more…
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