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Echocardiographic evaluation and guidance for MitraClip procedure

Authors: William E. Katz, Anson J. Conrad Smith, Frederick W. Crock, João L. Cavalcante

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Transcatheter mitral valve repair using the MitraClip system (Abbott, Abbott Park, Il, USA) has become a world-wide, well-established therapeutic alternative to treat symptomatic patients with severe mitral regurgitation and prohibitive surgical risk. This article offers a comprehensive review of the important clinical and imaging aspects related to the patient selection, imaging evaluation and intraprocedural guidance for optimal results using this transcatheter device therapy. This article provides an updated framework for the interested practitioners summarizing the current understanding and applications for this device based on the current literature and growing experience of this technique.

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