Emerging technologies for transcatheter mitral valve therapies 2013 - Part I: transcatheter mitral valve repair devices

Chairpersons: N. Piazza, F. Maisano
Session coordinator: N. Piazza

Learning Objectives

  • To appreciate the advancement and role of transcatheter mitral valve repair devices
  • To learn about the value of combination therapy including direct and indirect annuloplasty

Presentations available when logged in:

  • Indirect annuloplasty
  • Direct annuloplasty - Valtech, Guided-Delivery Systems, Mitralign, Micardia-Valcare
  • Chordal implantation - Neochord, Valtech
  • Future of the MitraClip device - Is it here to stay?
  • Take-home message
  • Combination therapies - Is there a need and possibility?
  • Introduction: background, complexities and unmet needs