Patient-Specific Ventricular Access Site Selection for the NeoChord Mitral Valve Repair Procedure

Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Aug;104(2):e199-e202. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.03.082.


Selecting the ventricular access site on the basis of mitral valve anatomy improves the outcomes for a subgroup of patients undergoing the transapical echocardiographically guided NeoChord (NeoChord, Inc, St. Louis Park, MN) repair procedure to correct mitral regurgitation and who have a leaflet-to-annulus index lower than the recommended efficacy threshold of 1.25.

Publication types

  • Technical Report
  • Video-Audio Media

MeSH terms

  • Cardiac Catheterization / methods*
  • Echocardiography, Transesophageal
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis*
  • Heart Ventricles / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Mitral Valve / diagnostic imaging
  • Mitral Valve / surgery*
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency / diagnosis
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency / surgery*
  • Patient Selection*
  • Prosthesis Design