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A relative of mine may be eligible for a trial of a percutaneous mitral valve repair. Thoughts on safety and effectiveness?
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Dr. Mark Anderson
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree
In brief: Results mixed
The results with this trial are mixed and mostly viewed as being poor. I would not consider this technique unless the patient is non-operable (surgical risk excessive).
The data on this trial has been published and is available to review.

In brief: Results mixed
The results with this trial are mixed and mostly viewed as being poor. I would not consider this technique unless the patient is non-operable (surgical risk excessive).
The data on this trial has been published and is available to review.
Dr. Mark Anderson
Dr. Mark Anderson
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Dr. Robert Binford
How the study is performed is up to the designers of study and the review board. They may have felt inoperable patients had low success rate w/ the device
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
Agree with Dr Anderson, this technique should be reserved for non-operable candidates.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Mitral repair
This is an ongoing study to determine the effectiveness of the percutaneous procedure.
The study had to be approved by the irb of the institution where the study is being performed. Early studies are encouraging and appear relatively safe. She should discuss this with the investigator doing the study.

In brief: Mitral repair
This is an ongoing study to determine the effectiveness of the percutaneous procedure.
The study had to be approved by the irb of the institution where the study is being performed. Early studies are encouraging and appear relatively safe. She should discuss this with the investigator doing the study.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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Dr. Mark Milunski
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Percutaneous MV rep
It's also important to realize that these percutaneous procedures do not fix the leak completely and that if the valve leak worsens after the percutaneous procedure, he/she will more than likely need mitral valve replacement.

In brief: Percutaneous MV rep
It's also important to realize that these percutaneous procedures do not fix the leak completely and that if the valve leak worsens after the percutaneous procedure, he/she will more than likely need mitral valve replacement.
Dr. Mark Milunski
Dr. Mark Milunski
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