Beating heart mitral valve repair with neochordae implantation: real-time monitoring of haemodynamic recovery

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 Nov 1;52(5):991-992. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezx250.


Transapical off-pump mitral valve repair with neochord implantation has been approved for patients presenting with severe mitral regurgitation due to leaflet prolapse or flail. The procedure is performed under real-time 2D and 3D transoesophageal echocardiography for both implantation and neochordae tension adjustment allowing real-time monitoring of haemodynamic recovery.

Keywords: Minimally invasive; Mitral repair; Transoesophageal echocardiography.

MeSH terms

  • Echocardiography, Transesophageal
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
  • Hemodynamics
  • Humans
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency* / diagnostic imaging
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency* / physiopathology
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency* / surgery
  • Mitral Valve* / diagnostic imaging
  • Mitral Valve* / physiopathology
  • Mitral Valve* / surgery
  • Treatment Outcome