Transseptal transcatheter mitral valve replacement for post-surgical mitral failures
Eng MH, Wang DD. Transseptal transcatheter mitral valve replacement for post-surgical mitral failures. Interv Cardiol Review. 2018;13(2):77-80.
Interv Cardiol Review
Post-surgical deterioration of mitral valve repairs or replacements may present a clinical dilemma due to the high-risk nature of repeat surgery. Recent advances in transcatheter techniques and surgery have enabled the implantation of balloon-expandable valves in the mitral position when surgical rings and valves are present. Valves may be implanted either via transseptal or transapical access, with a reported success rate between 88-100 %.