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Management of Patients with Severe Mitral Annular Calcification: JACC State-of-the-Art Review (JACC August 2022-2)

Mitral annular calcification (MAC) is a common and challenging pathologic condition, especially in the context of an aging society. Surgical mitral valve intervention in patients with MAC is difficult, with varying approaches to the calcified annular anatomy, and the advent of transcatheter valve interventions has provided additional treatment options. Advanced imaging provides the foundation for heart team discussions and management decisions concerning individual patients. This review focuses on the prognosis of, preoperative planning for, and management strategies for patients with MAC.


Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC

CME Editor
Ragavendra R. Baliga, MD

Omar Chehab, MBBS

Bernard Prendergast, MD

Ronak Rajani, MD

Important Dates

Date of Release: August 8, 2022
Term of Approval/Date of CME/MOC/ECME Expiration: August 7, 2023

Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Aug 07, 2023
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 ABIM-MOC Point
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