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Transcatheter mitral valve repair using the Cardioband® system: Histopathological insights in device ingrowth and biocompatibility
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  • Martin Schmiady,
  • Mathias van Hemelrijck,
  • Maurizio Taramasso,
  • Juri Sromicki,
  • Carlos Mestres,
  • Matthias Sigler
Martin Schmiady
UniversitatsSpital Zurich

Corresponding Author:martinoliver.schmiady@usz.ch

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Mathias van Hemelrijck
UniversitatsSpital Zurich
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Maurizio Taramasso
Hirslanden Klinik Hirslanden
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Juri Sromicki
UniversitatsSpital Zurich
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Carlos Mestres
University Hospital Zurich
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Matthias Sigler
Georg -August University,
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Surgical implantation of a complete or incomplete ring to reduce the valve annulus and improve leaflet coaptation is the mainstay of mitral valve surgery. The Cardioband® system (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA, USA) was designed to address the pathophysiological mechanism of annular dilatation through a catheter-based approach. We present the histopathological workup of a Cardioband® device, which had been implanted 21 months earlier in a 34-year-old male with ischemic cardiomyopathy. Device examination demonstrate a well-positioned and securely anchored device. The described tissue reactions may have an impact on choice of device and timing in case of re-do surgery.
13 Jun 2021Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
19 Jun 2021Assigned to Editor
19 Jun 2021Submission Checks Completed
22 Jun 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
23 Jun 2021Editorial Decision: Accept
Oct 2021Published in Journal of Cardiac Surgery volume 36 issue 10 on pages 3869-3871. 10.1111/jocs.15843