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Percutaneous repair versus surgery for mitral regurgitation

The authors of this article sought to evaluate 4–year outcomes of percutaneous repair versus surgery for mitral regurgitation. Patients treated with percutaneous repair of the mitral valve more commonly required surgery to treat residual Mitral Regurgitation (MR); however, after the first year of follow–up, there were few surgeries required after either percutaneous or surgical treatment and no difference in the prevalence of moderate–severe and severe MR or mortality at four years.
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