Transcatheter therapies for mitral regurgitation: key guidance document released

Four cardiovascular professional societies have released an overview of transcatheter therapies for mitral regurgitation. Intended to “help frame subsequent discussions” among the field’s various stakeholders, the document highlights critical issues that should be considered as the technologies are integrated into clinical practice. The document was drafted by the American College of Cardiology, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and examines the responsible dissemination of these transcatheter therapies. Specifically, the overview discusses the technologies’ critical components, operator training, protocols for care, and assessment of outcomes. “The authors and…
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