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Acta Medica Colombiana

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RODRIGUEZ, Arturo et al. Severe functional mitral regurgitation, Percutaneous mitral valve repair with the mitraclip system, a safe option for patients who can not be taken to surgery. Acta Med Colomb [online]. 2017, vol.42, n.1, pp.59-63. ISSN 0120-2448.

Functional mitral regurgitation (MR) is a common complication in patients with dilated cardiac failure. It develops as a consequence of the remodeling and growth of cavities leading to an increase in the forces that pull the mitral valve apparatus causing its malfunction.

Functional MR is a known cause of dyspnea, functional deterioration, myocardial ischemia and ventricular dysfunction. Despite the available medical therapy it causes deterioration of the quality of life of the patients and frequent admissions to the emergency services due to decompensation. A case of functional MR with high risk for corrective surgery with deterioration of the quality of life that led to a successful mitral valve implant without complications, is presented.

Keywords : mitral regurgitation; cardiac failure; mitral valve.

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