his is an interesting paper reporting an intra-procedural partial clip detachment from the AML.
The case is well presented and it seems to me that it was ideal for MitraClip. I would like to stress the importance of confirming that adequate leaflet insertion is mandatory before releasing the clip. However, I disagree with authors that the procedure should be stopped at this point. Usually the placement of a second or third clip can stabilize the first one and achieve an optimal result. Readers must be aware that the presence of partial clip detachment is not an indication for conversion to stander surgery, that, as reported in the case, is associated with high morbidity.