Search Tag: mitral regurgitation

The Underestimated Risk of Valvular Heart Disease

2021 06 Jul

According to findings from a study published in the British Journal of Medicine, the development of valvular heart disease in patients with chronic heart failure is underestimated and rarely treated.  In the past, mitral regurgitation has been interpreted as part of the progression of heart failure rather than a treatable disease in its own right.... Read more

TMVR as Alternative to Surgery for Patients with Mitral Regurgitation

2017 03 Jan

Transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) may be an effective and safe therapy for patients with symptomatic native mitral regurgitation who are high risk for surgery, according to a global feasibility study reported in Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In this study, successful treatment of mitral regurgitation (MR) was achieved in... Read more

Novel Prosthetic Heart Valve

2015 10 Oct

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a novel prosthetic heart valve which can be implanted through a small incision for the treatment of mitral regurgitation. The valve known as VeloX is especially useful in patients who are unsuitable candidates for existing clinical interventions or who are of high surgical risk. ... Read more

Heart Valve Repair Improves Patient's Emotional Wellbeing

2015 02 Mar

An article published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery reveals that patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) often suffer from psycho-emotional symptoms such as depression and anxiety but these symptoms improve markedly after undergoing mitral value repair surgery. Research indicates that approximately one in four patients with severe... Read more