What is a MitraClip procedure?

The MitraClip procedure involves using a device to address a leaky heart valve, particularly mitral regurgitation. This device functions by bringing together the two leaflets of the mitral valve, thereby reducing the extent of leakage.

Implanted through a minimally invasive transcatheter procedure via blood vessels in the groin, the MitraClip procedure is notably less invasive than open heart surgery.

Who is eligible for this procedure?

Individuals experiencing symptoms of congestive heart failure alongside significant mitral valve leakage may qualify for the MitraClip procedure. Eligibility is determined following assessment by a comprehensive Heart Team consisting of cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, heart failure specialists, and cardiac surgeons.

What are the benefits of MitraClip?

The MitraClip procedure offers several benefits, including:

  • Improved symptoms such as shortness of breath, swelling, and energy levels.
  • Enhanced survival rates.
  • Better quality of life.
  • Reduced hospitalizations associated with heart failure.