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Open Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery

Mitral Valve Replacement—Current and Future Perspectives

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Open Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2017:9 1179065217719023

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Published on 13 Jul 2017

DOI: 10.1177/1179065217719023


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Abstract

The favorable outcomes achieved with modern mitral valve repair techniques redefined the role of mitral valve replacement. Various international databases report a significant decrease in replacement procedures performed compared with repairs, and contemporary guidelines limit the application of surgical mitral valve replacement to pathology in which durable repair is unlikely to be achieved. The progressive paradigm shift toward endoscopic and robotic mitral valve surgery is also paralleled by rapid developments in transcatheter devices, which is progressively expanding from experimental approaches to becoming clinical reality. This article outlines the current role and future perspectives of contemporary surgical mitral valve replacement within the context of mitral valve repair and the dynamic evolution of exciting transcatheter alternatives.



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