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First-in-man implantation of the Mitra-Space

EuroIntervention Journal

Consult the study on "Dynamic transcatheter mitral valve repair: a new concept to treat functional mitral regurgitation using an adjustable spacer" by M. Silaschi, et al.

We report the first-in-man implantation of the Mitra-Spacer. The device was implanted transapically. FMR was reduced to moderate. At two months, while in NYHA Class II, LVEF had improved, but FMR increased and 2 mL was added, reducing FMR to mild. Despite anticoagulation, thrombi developed around the device and the valve was replaced at eight months. The Mitra-Spacer successfully bridged this patient to surgery after LVEF had recovered.

Consult EIJ article