MitraClip™ is a simple procedure to fix your mitral valve.
During the procedure, 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.
A small implanted clip is attached to your mitral valve to help it close more completely. This helps to restore normal blood flow through your heart.
Your doctor may refer to it as transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVr) or as minimally invasive, which is very different from traditional surgery. Unlike surgery, the MitraClipTM procedure does not require opening the chest and temporarily stopping the heart.
As you can see, it’s smaller than a dime, which allows it to be placed through a catheter-based procedure.
Most patients experience improvement in their leaky valve-related symptoms and quality of life soon after the procedure.