Transcatheter management of valvular regurgitation beyond the aortic valve (mitral - tricuspid valve): Literature overview and future perspectives

I. Kosmas, N. Aravanis, I. Iakovou, E. Leontiadis, E. Sbarouni, M. Mpalanika, V. Voudris
2020 Hellenic Journal of Cardiology  
The growth of the available transcatheter treatment approaches for the mitral and tricuspid position was accompanied by important clinical trials and studies through the last years. The selection of appropriate candidates for transcatheter techniques requires significant insight on the anatomical limitations of each patient undergoing clinical evaluation. Furthermore, the technological characteristics of the available devices, and the risks and benefit of each potential therapy, play the most
more » ... py, play the most important role in the physician's decision. This knowledge should be valuable to both interventional cardiologists and researchers. This paper aims to offer a concise overview of the technological advances in this field of Interventional Cardiology. Trials and studies announced to the major interventional cardiology congresses during 2018 and 2019 were systematically reviewed. Moreover, a literature search in PubMed for the same period identified an amount of publications eligible for inclusion, based on their relevance to the subject, and their potential impact on current guidelines of good clinical practice.
doi:10.1016/j.hjc.2020.04.016 pmid:32387589 fatcat:wmzvgly6pfb7vhe7nl5zr33oyy