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Ventilation manoeuvres facilitate MitraClip placement
  1. N Patrick Mayr,
  2. Klaus Martin,
  3. Jörg Hausleiter,
  4. Anna Brown,
  5. Peter Tassani
  1. Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Technische Universität München, Germany
  1. Correspondence to N Patrick Mayr, Institut für Anaesthesiologie, Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Technische Universität München, Lazarettstr. 36 D-80636 Munich Germany; patrick.mayr{at}tum.de

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To the Editor It was with great interest that we read the article by Borgia et al1 on their experience with an adenosine-induced asystole to facilitate the grasping of the mitral valve leaflets during a MitraClip procedure. We would like to comment on our experience with an adenosine-induced asystole and describe an alternative method using ventilation manoeuvres to ease the grasping of the mitral …

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