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VALVULAR DISEASE

Imperatives in mitral valve interventions: long-term survival, valve durability and valve performance

Surgical mitral valve repair produces exceptional long-term survival, durable relief from mitral regurgitation, and physiological valve performance. Percutaneous mitral valve repair might prohibit subsequent surgical reconstruction. This finding has important implications, including for patient consent and clinical trial design. The objectives of mitral valve intervention must focus on life expectancy and long-term valve function.

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Fig. 1: Imperatives in mitral valve interventions.

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Ibrahim, M., Hargrove, W.C. Imperatives in mitral valve interventions: long-term survival, valve durability and valve performance. Nat Rev Cardiol 18, 545–546 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41569-021-00590-9

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