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Response to: Correspondence on 'Cost-effectiveness of transcatheter edge-to-edge repair in secondary mitral regurgitation does need confirmation' by Armoiry and Connock

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  • Contributors DJC: Drafted the letter. EAM: Revised the letter for content. GWS: Revised the letter for content. JGFC: Revised the letter for content. All authors have approved the current version of the response letter.

  • Funding This study was funded by Abbott Laboratories.

  • Competing interests DJC has received research grant support and consulting income from Abbott, Boston Scientific, Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic. EM has nothing to disclose. GWS has received speaker honoraria from Medtronic, Pulnovo, Infraredx; consultant fees from Valfix, TherOx, Robocath, HeartFlow, Ablative Solutions, Vectorious, Miracor, Neovasc, Abiomed, Ancora, Elucid Bio, Occlutech, CorFlow, Apollo Therapeutics, Impulse Dynamics, Vascular Dynamics, Shockwave, V-Wave, Cardiomech, Gore, Amgen; equity/options from Ancora, Cagent, Applied Therapeutics, Biostar family of funds, SpectraWave, Orchestra Biomed, Aria, Cardiac Success, Valfix, Xenter. GWS's employer, Mount Sinai Hospital, receives research support from Abbott, Bioventrix, Cardiovascular Systems Inc, Phillips, Biosense-Webster, Shockwave, Vascular Dynamics and V-wave. JGFC has received research grants from Amgen, Bayer, Bristol Myers Squibb, Vifor, Pharacosmos, Vyokinetics, Johnson and Johnson, MyoKardia, Stealth Biopharmaceuticals and Viscardia; honoraria from Abbott, Bayer, Bristol Myers Squibb, Novartis, Medtronic, Idorsia, Vifor, Pharmacosmos, Cytokinetics, Servier, Boehringer-Ingelheim, AstraZeneca, Innolife, Torrent, Johnson & Johnson, MyoKardia, Respicardia, Stealth Biopharmaceuticals and Viscardia.

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