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Management of Severe Mitral Regurgitation in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction: JACC Focus Seminar 2/5 (JACC May 2024-1)
Severe acute mitral regurgitation after myocardial infarction includes partial and complete papillary muscle rupture or functional mitral regurgitation. Although its incidence is <1%, mitral regurgitation after acute myocardial infarction frequently causes hemodynamic instability, pulmonary edema and cardiogenic shock. Medical management has the worst prognosis, and mortality has not changed in decades. Surgery represents the gold standard, but it is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Recently, transcatheter interventions have opened a new door for management that may improve survival. Mechanical circulatory support restores vital organ perfusion and offers the opportunity for a steadier surgical repair. This review focuses on the diagnosis and the interventional management, both surgical and transcatheter, with a glance on future perspectives to enhance patient management and eventually decrease mortality. 

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC

CME Editor
Ragavendra R. Baliga, MD

Konstantinos Dean Boudoulas, MD, FACC 

Important Dates
Date of Release: April 29, 2024
Term of Approval/Date of CME/MOC Expiration: April 28, 2025
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Apr 28, 2025
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 ABIM-MOC Point
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