Tag: mitral regurgitation

1. Among patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and severe secondary mitral regurgitation on medical therapy, percutaneous mitral valve repair did not significantly reduce 12-month rates of death or hospitalization due to heart failure when compared to medical therapy alone. 2. Percutaneous mitral valve repair was associated...
In this section, we highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Twelve or 30 Months of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Drug-Eluting Stents Use of dual antiplatelet therapy for up to one year after placement of a drug-eluting stent is standard practice, but the...
Image: PD In this section, we will highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. This past week, the AHA had its annual meeting and a variety of cardiovascular health results were announced and described. Mitral-Valve Repair versus Replacement for Severe Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation Mitral...
Image: PD  1. Early mitral valve surgery increased 10-year long-term survival rates, decreased the risk of long-term heart failure, and did not change the rate of late-onset atrial fibrillation.  2. There was no difference in 3-month early mortality or early onset heart failure between surgery or medical management of mitral regurgitation.  Evidence...
Image: PD  1. Patients who underwent coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) for moderate functional ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR) had similar improvement to those that received CABG plus downsizing annuloplasty. 2. Although CABG plus annuloplasty initially showed greater improvement in mitral regurgitation than CABG alone, outcomes converged over time.  Evidence Rating Level: 3...