Failure and Complications of MitraClip® Implantation for Severe Functional Mitral Regurgitation: A Combination of Unexpected Findings and Early Experience
This case illustrates the importance of a well-placed transseptal puncture and appreciation of the mitral subvalvular apparatus. In this case, the procedure was complicated by rupture of a chord resulting in worsened mitral regurgitation. This may have been prevented by an appreciation of the unusual chordal and papillary structures seen on the initial transthoracic echocardiogram.
KeywordsMitral regurgitation MitraClip Functional mitral regurgitation Cardiomyopathy Complication Chordae tendineae Papillary muscle
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