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Mitral annular calcification: challenges and future perspectives


Van Hemelrijck, Mathias; Taramasso, Maurizio; Gülmez, Gökhan; Maisano, Francesco; Mestres, Carlos-A (2020). Mitral annular calcification: challenges and future perspectives. Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 36(4):397-403.

Abstract

Mitral annular calcification (MAC) is a chronic degenerative process that implies calcification on the mitral support structure. It usually appears as a bystander to other cardiac pathologies hindering surgical treatment and increasing morbidity and mortality. When addressing the mitral valve, many surgical strategies have been suggested in the past with no clear consensus on what to choose. Moreover, and as transcatheter therapies have gained popularity over the last few decades, transcatheter mitral valve implantation has appeared as another alternative to conventional surgery. In this review, we aim at describing an overview of MAC, highlighting current challenges and treatment options as well as new potential alternatives.

Abstract

Mitral annular calcification (MAC) is a chronic degenerative process that implies calcification on the mitral support structure. It usually appears as a bystander to other cardiac pathologies hindering surgical treatment and increasing morbidity and mortality. When addressing the mitral valve, many surgical strategies have been suggested in the past with no clear consensus on what to choose. Moreover, and as transcatheter therapies have gained popularity over the last few decades, transcatheter mitral valve implantation has appeared as another alternative to conventional surgery. In this review, we aim at describing an overview of MAC, highlighting current challenges and treatment options as well as new potential alternatives.

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Item Type:Journal Article, not_refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiac Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Surgery
Health Sciences > Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
Health Sciences > Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Language:English
Date:July 2020
Deposited On:11 Feb 2021 13:54
Last Modified:12 Feb 2021 21:01
Publisher:Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons
ISSN:0970-9134
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s12055-019-00910-2
PubMed ID:33061148

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