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Prognostic Implication of Post-MitraClip Vena Contracta Area in Heart-Failure Patients with Functional Mitral Regurgitation


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1. Asklepios Klinik St. Georg, Cardiology, Hamburg, GERMANY


Aims:. Significant functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) in elderly heart-failure patients is increasingly being treated by MitraClip implantation. We sought to assess the prognostic implications of the intraprocedural assessment of vena contracta area (VCA) after MitraClip therapy in such patients.

Methods and results:. MitraClip therapy …

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