ESC Heart Failure
Mitja Lainscak and Michael Böhm
In this editorial Dr. Lainscak and Professor Böhm discuss the optimal management strategy for patients with Functional Mitral Regurgitation. There is a need in the therapeutic spectrum for additional therapies that are safe and can be deployed as an early intervention to reduce the need for repeated hospitalizations. The data presented by Gialluria et al. supports the use of the Carillon Mitral Contour System to achieve this goal. Owing to less invasive approaches, favourable effects on left ventricular volumes, and possibility of step‐wise upgrade with other interventions, Carillon could be considered early in the patient trajectory for a timely and effective management of heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction and functional mitral regurgitation.