Percutaneous mitral repair: current and future devices

Ann Transl Med. 2020 Aug;8(15):963. doi: 10.21037/atm.2020.03.154.


Mitral regurgitation (MR) is the second most common valvular heart disease and its prevalence is increasing with population ageing. In the recent years we have witnessed the development of several transcatheter devices to correct MR in patients at high-risk for surgery. The majority of evidence regarding safety and efficacy of this new therapy comes from MitraClip studies. However, new alternatives on the field of valve repair have emerged with promising results. The aim of this review is to portrait the landscape of transcatheter mitral repair alternatives, from currently used devices to those that will have a role in the near future.

Keywords: Percutaneous mitral valve repair; heart failure; mitral regurgitation (MR); transcatheter.

Publication types

  • Review