Transcatheter Mitral Valve Direct Annuloplasty with the Millipede IRIS Ring.


Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, Davis Medical Center, 4860 Y Street, Suite 2820, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA. Electronic address: [Email]


Mitral valve ring annuloplasty is a surgical gold standard and is used routinely during surgical mitral valve repair of primary or secondary mitral regurgitation. The Millipede IRIS annuloplasty ring is the first transcatheter, transfemoral, transseptal, semirigid, complete annuloplasty ring to be delivered to the mitral valve annulus. Initial results in humans demonstrate that the Millipede IRIS ring is safe, and can effectively reduce the mitral annular diameter leading to a clinically significant reduction or elimination of mitral regurgitation.


Mitral annuloplasty,Mitral regurgitation,Transcatheter mitral valve repair,Transcatheter ring,