Transcatheter valve interventions in heart failure: new answers to old questions

Marijana Tadic, Cesare Cuspidi

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Abstract

Heart failure (HF) is often associated with different valve diseases, predominantly functional mitral and tricuspid regurgitation. However, the association between HF and aortic stenosis, particularly low-flow low-gradient aortic stenosis, is not infrequent. Severe mitral and tricuspid regurgitations, as well as aortic stenosis, in HF patients worsen prognosis and left ventricular dilatation and induce further reduction in left ventricular ejection fraction. Transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral and tricuspid valve repair and transcatheter aortic valve implantation could be an important therapeutic option with a satisfactory long-term outcome in HF patients with comorbidities and even in patients with severely depressed ejection fraction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)859-870
Number of pages12
JournalHeart Failure Reviews
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2018

Keywords

  • Heart failure
  • MitraClip
  • Mitral annuloplasty
  • Transcatheter aortic valve interventions
  • Tricuspid annuloplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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