Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Using Neochord System Successfully Completed at SAHZU
Recently, the first 4 Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair using Neochord system in China were successfully performed by Prof. Jian’an WANG’s team at SAHZU. The 4 patients, 3 of whom are over 80 years old, all recovered well after the procedure with much less mitral valve regurgitation. This Neochord device enables minimally invasive implantation of artificial chordae using a catheter-based approach and the patient does not need to go on the heart-lung machine during the procedure. It could be used on patients with primary mitral regurgitation.
Mitral valve chordae rupture before the procedure
Mitral valve prolapse with massive eccentric mitral regurgitation
Minor mitral regurgitation after minimally invasive implantation of 3 artificial chordae