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MitraClip - Treatment for Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Our heart team at CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute offers the MitraClip for patients who have severe Mitral Valve Regurgitation and are not able to have mitral valve surgery. This option is less-invasive and the procedure is called transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVr) with MitraClip therapy. Unlike surgery, the MitraClip procedure does not require opening the chest and temporarily stopping the heart. Instead, doctors access the mitral valve with a thin tube (called a catheter) that is guided through a vein in your leg to reach your heart.
With the MitraClip therapy you typically spend 2 to 3 days in the hospital but soon after the symptoms of mitral regurgitation should disappear and you can get back to doing the activities you enjoy.
Procedures may vary from person to person, but patients are usually released from the hospital within 2 to 3 days
You should experience improvement in your symptoms of mitral regurgitation and quality of life soon after your procedure.