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Impact of transcatheter mitral valve repair on ventricular arrhythmias.

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Summary of "Impact of transcatheter mitral valve repair on ventricular arrhythmias."

Patients with heart failure and severe mitral regurgitation (MR) have a poor prognosis and carry an increased risk for ventricular arrhythmias. The present study evaluates the impact of transcatheter mitral valve repair using the MitraClip on the potential reduction of ventricular arrhythmias.

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Name: Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology
ISSN: 1532-2092
Pages: 1385-1391

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