Clinical Research in Cardiology

, Volume 103, Issue 2, pp 85–96 | Cite as

Percutaneous interventional mitral regurgitation treatment using the Mitra-Clip system

  • P. BoekstegersEmail author
  • J. Hausleiter
  • S. Baldus
  • R. S. von Bardeleben
  • H. Beucher
  • C. Butter
  • O. Franzen
  • R. Hoffmann
  • H. Ince
  • K. H. Kuck
  • V. Rudolph
  • U. Schäfer
  • W. Schillinger
  • N. Wunderlich


The interventional treatment of mitral valve regurgitation by the MitraClip procedure has grown rapidly in Germany and Europe during the past years. The MitraClip procedure has the potential to treat high-risk patients with secondary mitral valve regurgitation and poor left ventricular function. Furthermore, patients with primary mitral valve regurgitation may be treated successfully by the MitraClip procedure in case of high surgical risk or in very old patients. At the same time it has been emphasised that the MitraClip interventional treatment is still at an early stage of clinical development. The largest clinical experience with the MitraClip procedure so far is probably present in some German cardiovascular centers, which here summarise their recommendations on the current indications and procedural steps of the MitraClip treatment. These recommendations of the AGIK and ALKK may present a basis for future development.


Mitral valve regurgitation Interventional treatment MitraClip 


Conflict of interest

P. Boekstegers: Consulting agreement with Abbott. Jörg Hausleiter: Financial support from Abbott for oral presentations. S. Baldus: Research contract with Abbott and financial support from Abbott for oral presentations. R.S. von Bardeleben: Financial support from Abbott for oral presentations. H. Beucher, Franzen, R. Hoffmann, K.H. Kuck, U. Schäfer, N. C. Wunderlich: Financial support from Abbott for oral presentations. H. Ince: Consultant agreement with Abbott. V. Rudolph: Research contract with Abbott and financial support from Abbott for oral presentations. W. Schillinger: Consulting agreement with Abbott.

Supplementary material

Loop 1) Video of 3D-echocardiography for orientation of the MitraClip in relation to the mitral valve

Loop 2) Video of 2D-xplane echocardiography for leaflet insertion before “grippers” are pushed down

Loop 3) Video of 2D-xplane echocardiography for leaflet insertion when “grippers” are pushed down


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Boekstegers
    • 1
    Email author
  • J. Hausleiter
    • 2
  • S. Baldus
    • 3
  • R. S. von Bardeleben
    • 4
  • H. Beucher
    • 1
  • C. Butter
    • 5
  • O. Franzen
    • 6
  • R. Hoffmann
    • 7
  • H. Ince
    • 8
  • K. H. Kuck
    • 9
  • V. Rudolph
    • 3
  • U. Schäfer
    • 9
  • W. Schillinger
    • 10
  • N. Wunderlich
    • 8
  1. 1.Herzzentrum Helios-Klinikum SiegburgSiegburgGermany
  2. 2.Medizinische Klinik IKlinikum Großhadern der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenMunichGermany
  3. 3.Medizinische Klinik IUniversität KölnCologneGermany
  4. 4.Med. Klinik IIUniv. MainzMainzGermany
  5. 5.Herzzentrum Immanuel Klinikum BernauBernau bei BerlinGermany
  6. 6.RigshospitalCopenhagenDenmark
  7. 7.Med. Klinik IUniv. AachenAachenGermany
  8. 8.Vivantes Klinikum im Friedrichshain und Am UrbanBerlinGermany
  9. 9.Asklepios Klinik St. GeorgHamburgGermany
  10. 10.Herzzentrum Univ. GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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