Urgent Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair for Severe Mitral Regurgitation in Patients with Refractory Cardiogenic Shock

Nimrod Perel, Elad Asher, Luoay Taha, Nir Levy, Yoed Steinmetz, Hani Karameh, Mohammad Karmi, Tomer Maller, Emanuel Harari, Danny Dvir, Michael Glikson, Shemy Carasso, Mony Shuvy

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Introduction Patients suffering from cardiogenic shock (CS) and mitral regurgitation (MR) demonstrate worse prognosis, with higher mortality rates. We sought to evaluate the effectiveness of urgent valve intervention of the mitral valve, using transcatheter edge-to-edge repair (TEER) procedures in patients presenting with CS in a tertiary Intensive Coronary Care Unit (ICCU). Methods and Results Patients with unremitting CS and severe MR were selected for urgent TEER. Baseline clinical and echocardiographic characteristics were recorded, as well as procedural success (MR severity and hemodynamics), and 30-days and 6-month mortality. Urgent TEER was done in 13 patients, whose average age was 70 years; 12 (92%) of the patients were male. All 13 patients had suffered previous ischemic heart disease—12 (92%) with either acute severe MR or worsening of previously known MR by an acute ischemic event. Using the SCAI criteria, 8 patients (61%) were classified as ‘E’ (Extreme) category; 4 (31%) were classified as ‘C’. At 30 days, 12 out of the 13 patients survived (corresponding to an 8% mortality rate); all of those 12 patients remained alive at 6 months post-admission/procedure. Conclusions The use of TEER was associated with greater 30-day and 6-month survival rates, compared to the worldwide mortality rates of patients admitted with CS. This finding may change the previous paradigm that CS and MR are associated with the worst outcome, and we might be able to offer these patients a safe and effective therapeutic option.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5617
JournalJournal of Clinical Medicine
Issue number19
StatePublished - 23 Sep 2022

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  • CS
  • MR
  • TEER


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