Grit as a Predictor of Outcomes in Transcatheter Valvular Therapeutic Candidates


About this study

The purpose of this study is to provide a survey to prospective candidates undergoing transcatheter valve replacement or repair at two time-points to assess grit, a psychological composite of personal diligence which has been validated to predict retention in other pursuits of long-term goals over and above assessments limited to intelligence and physical aptitude.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients approved to undergo transcatheter valve replacement or repair. 

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Severe cognitive impairment affecting the ability to answer a questionnaire

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

David Holmes, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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