Review Article on TAVI

MitraClip—data analysis of contemporary literature

Florian Deuschl, Niklas Schofer, Edith Lubos, Johannes Schirmer, Lenard Conradi, Hendrik Treede, Hermann Reichenspurner, Stefan Blankenberg, Ulrich Schäfer


Treatment of mitral regurgitation (MR) with the MitraClip (MC), a percutaneous, transseptal edge-to-edge reconstruction of the mitral valve, has become an interesting treatment option in most patients not eligible for surgery. Lately a variety of studies have been published analyzing the treatment of MR with the MC in degenerative as well as functional MR. The results for both entities of MR show negligible intraprocedural mortality, low periprocedural complications rates and a beneficiary outcome in terms of reduction in MR as well as an improvement in functional capacity and quality of life. Here we summarize the latest results focusing on safety and efficacy of MC treatment.

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