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Francesco Maisano

Head of Cardiac Surgery, Director of the Valve Center

San Raffaele Research Hospital, Milan, IT


Prof Maisano is Professor of Cardiac Surgery and Director of the Valve Center at San Raffaele Research Hospital in Milan.

Prof Maisano is a cardiac surgeon with large experience in standard cardiovascular treatments and innovative technologies, as well as cross-trained in interventional cardiology, with specific focus on structural interventions.

In his research, Prof Maisano was the principal investigator of the ACCESS EU Registry, the largest European registry monitoring the real-world results of MitraClip therapy. He is the co-inventor of a surgical annular prosthesis, which is now a standard surgical technique in the treatment of functional mitral valve regurgitation. 

Prof Maisano is an Editorial Board member of Cardiac Failure Review.

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Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair: An Assessment of its Long-term Impact on Mitral Regurgitation
  • 1.00 EBAC

Learning objectives

  • Recall the long-term outcomes of TEER from real-world and RCT data
  • Apply the results of real-world data to both simple and complex patients
  • Describe how TEER is being used to benefit a range of patients with MR
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