Heart News Releases and Coverage Stroke/TIA Valve Disorders

John Webb, MD, of St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH, John Webb)

Mitral valve replacement, repair devices under ongoing study.

The latest mitral valve repair and replacement devices were associated with favorable outcomes thus far, investigators reported.

The Evoque, Tendyne, and Pascal devices are poised as potential alternatives to MitraClip repair or surgical treatment for mitral regurgitation (MR). Early-to-midterm data in people with symptomatic, moderate-to-severe MR were presented during the virtual PC e-Course, held this year in lieu of the EuroPCR conference.

Evoque for Valve Replacement

Transfemoral transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) with transseptal puncture was found to be feasible with the Evoque valve, a first-in-human study found.

Among the 14 patients in the study, one had a non-cardiovascular death and two had a stroke by 30 days. There were no myocardial infarctions (MIs) nor rehospitalizations at that point. Two people underwent paravalvular leak closure and one received alcohol septal ablation for left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, reported John Webb, MD, of St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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