Australian Government - Department of Health

Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC)

1192.1 - The reduction of mitral regurgitation through tissue approximation using transvenous/transeptal techniques (resubmission)

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Resubmissions:
A subsequent application has been submitted, please refer to the resubmitted application 1192.2
For information with respect to the original submission, please refer to the previous application 1192
Application Number1192.1
Application NameThe reduction of mitral regurgitation through tissue approximation using transvenous/transeptal techniques (resubmission)
Description of Medical ServicePercutaneous reconstruction of an insufficient mitral valve through tissue approximation using transvenous/transeptal techniques is performed while the heart is beating, which better allows the identification of the origin of mitral regurgitation (MR).
Description of Medical ConditionMR occurs when the leaflets (or flaps) of the heart’s mitral value do not close properly and leak. The mitral valve is a one-way valve that separates the left atrium (a chamber in the heart which collects blood from the lungs) from the left ventricle (a chamber in the heart which pumps blood to the rest of the body). During pumping, the leak in the mitral valve causes blood to flow backwards into the left atrium, thereby decreasing blood flow to the body. To maintain blood flow to the body and compensate for the MR, the left ventricle must pump harder. Back flow due to MR places an extra burden on the left ventricle and lungs. Eventually, this burden can cause other problems such as: stroke, sudden death, irregular heartbeat, increasing damage to the heart muscle (progressive myocardial injury); and/or the inability to maintain adequate circulation of blood (congestive heart failure).
Consultation Protocol-
Final ProtocolPlease see the Final Protocol for MSAC Application 1192
Reports-
MSAC OutcomesPDF Version Public Summary Document (PDF 165 KB)
Word Version Public Summary Document (Word 95 KB)

Meetings for this Application

Meeting Type:Date:
PASCN/A
ESC 13-14 February 2014
MSAC 3-4 April 2014

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