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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 207-209

Mitral valve repair in an octogenarian with symptomatic severe mitral regurgitation: First use of MitraClip in India

1 Apollo Heart Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Apollo Heart Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA
3 Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Krishnaswamy Chandrasekaran
Apollo Heart Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India and Mayo Clinic, Rochester
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0970-258X.316256

Percutaneous mitral valve repair is an accepted treatment of choice in Europe and North America for severe primary or secondary mitral regurgitation, in highly symptomatic patients for whom surgical repair is prohibitively high risk. We describe the first use of the MitraClip in India in a frail elderly female with symptomatic heart failure from severe primary mitral regurgitation who was considered high risk for surgical repair. She had substantial improvement in her symptoms as well as quality of life following the procedure.

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