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The rate of hospitalization from heart failure before and after transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) decreases 73% (per patient year) in patients at prohibitive surgical risk.

Lim DS, Reynolds MR, Feldman T, et al. Improved Functional Status and Quality of Life in Prohibitive Surgical Risk Patients with Degenerative Mitral Regurgitation After Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014; 64(2). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24184254

Reference

Title
Improved Functional Status and Quality of Life in Prohibitive Surgical Risk Patients with Degenerative Mitral Regurgitation After Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
Publication
J Am Coll Cardiol
Publication Date
2014
Authors
Lim DS, Reynolds MR, Feldman T, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 64, Issue 2
URL
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