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Transoesophageal echocardiography-based computational simulation of the mitral valve for MitraClip placement

EuroIntervention 2019;15:e239-e241. DOI: 10.4244/EIJ-D-18-00644

1. Department of Cardiology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands; 2. FEops, Ghent, Belgium

Patients with severe functional and/or organic mitral regurgitation (MR) deemed unfit for traditional surgical mitral valve (MV) repair or MV replacement may be eligible for percutaneous edge-to-edge repair with the MitraClip® system (Abbott Vascular Structural Heart, Menlo Park, CA, USA)1. Procedural challenges such as optimal clip location placement, and the ideal number of clips to be placed are met using trial and error and are susceptible to procedural inefficacy resulting in residual MR or mitral stenosis.

In this study we present a novel computer-based imaging software (FEops, Ghent, Belgium), which allows the creation of a ...

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