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Clinical outcomes of conventional surgery versus MitraClip® therapy for moderate to severe symptomatic mitral valve regurgitation in the elderly population: an institutional experience

  • Anthony Alozie1Email author,
  • Liliya Paranskaya2,
  • Bernd Westphal1,
  • Alexander Kaminski1,
  • Mohammad Sherif2,
  • Magnus Sindt1,
  • Stephan Kische4,
  • Jochen Schubert3,
  • Doreen Diedrich5,
  • Hüseyin Ince2,
  • Gustav Steinhoff1 and
  • Alper Öner2
BMC Cardiovascular DisordersBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:85

DOI: 10.1186/s12872-017-0523-4

Received: 8 May 2016

Accepted: 11 March 2017

Published: 20 March 2017

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Open Peer Review reports

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Original Submission
8 May 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
31 Aug 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Adin-Cristian Andrei
2 Sep 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Evaldas Girdauskas
12 Sep 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Cristiano Spadaccio
30 Oct 2016 Author responded Author comments - Anthony Alozie
Resubmission - Version 2
30 Oct 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
28 Dec 2016 Author responded Author comments - Anthony Alozie
Resubmission - Version 3
28 Dec 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 3
30 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Cristiano Spadaccio
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
Publishing
11 Mar 2017 Editorially accepted
20 Mar 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12872-017-0523-4

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heart Center Rostock
(2)
Department of Cardiology, Heart Center Rostock
(3)
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Heart Center Rostock
(4)
Kardiologie und Konservative Intensivmedizin
(5)
Institute For Biostatistics and Informatics in Medicine And Ageing Research

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