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2021 Dec 16

J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth

Procedural, Short-Term, and Intermediate-Term Outcomes in Propensity-Matched Patients With Severe Mitral Valve Regurgitation Undergoing Urgent Versus Elective MitraClip Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair.


Musuku SR, Mustafa M, Pulavarthi M, Doshi I, Zhang Y, Luu S, Naqvi A, Sunesara I, Richvalsky T, Yukhvid D, Cherukupalli D, DeLago A, Torosoff M, Shapeton AD
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2021 Dec 16.
PMID: 35031222.


The study authors sought to compare outcomes in patients with severe mitral valve regurgitation (MR) undergoing urgent, as compared to elective, mitral valve repair employing MitraClip. They hypothesized that, compared to elective cases, MitraClip procedures performed for urgent indications would be associated with increased intraoperative and postoperative complications but have similar long-term outcomes.