MitraClip is a minimally-invasive treatment option for patients whose mitral valve is leaking. This leakage occurs when the valve no longer closes properly between the two left chambers of the heart. When the valve closes properly, blood flows in one direction. When it doesn’t close properly the blood regurgitates and flows backwards in the heart. MitraClip is an important treatment option, especially for patients who are too high a risk for a surgical valve repair or replacement.
During this procedure:
MitraClip is a good option for patients who:
Patients will stay in the hospital for a few days after the procedure and should be able to resume normal routine in about two weeks. Follow up visits are needed 30 days after the procedure, six months after the procedure and one year after the procedure.