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Catheter repair of mitral valve improves heart size, symptoms
Date:4/1/2008

o 5.4 cm at 12 months (p=0.037), and left ventricular end-diastolic volume fell from an average of 208 mL at baseline to 178 mL at 12 months (p=0.037).

This is a small study, but it demonstrates a proof of principle that the MitraClip can reduce mitral regurgitation and improve heart function in patients with functional MR, Dr. Hermiller said. These findings are promising and interesting, but clearly we need a lot more data.

Dr. Hermiller will present the results of this study on Tuesday, April 1 at 10:30 a.m. CDT in the Grand Ballroom, S100.


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