Current challenges in interventional mitral valve treatment

Maurizio Taramasso, Alessandro Candreva, Alberto Pozzoli, Andrea Guidotti, Oliver Gaemperli, Fabian Nietlispach, Jens Barthelmes, Maximilian Y. Emmert, Alberto Weber, Stefano Benussi, Ottavio Alfieri, Francesco Maisano

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Transcatheter mitral valve therapies have emerged as an alternative option in high surgical risk or inoperable patients with severe and symptomatic mitral regurgitation (MR). As multiple technologies and different approaches will become available in the field of mitral valve interventions, different challenges are emerging, both patient- (clinical challenges) and procedure-related (technical challenges). This review will briefly explore the current open challenges in the evolving fields of interventional mitral valve treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1536-1542
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Thoracic Disease
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • High risk
  • Imaging
  • Mitral valve
  • Transcatheter mitral valve therapies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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