Mitral Regurgitation « Kardium

By: Kardium  09-12-2011
Keywords: Mitral Valve Regurgitation

Mitral Regurgitation « Kardium

A landmark study was recently conducted by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Researchers found that people with severe mitral valve regurgitation are five times more likely to die prematurely than people with mild or no regurgitation. The group also has a six-fold risk of congestive heart failure, heart attack and other cardiac problems.

Kardium is developing a percutaneous device for treating mitral valve regurgitation.

Keywords: Mitral Valve Regurgitation

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