Until now, mitral valve surgery has been the only option for treating mitral regurgitation. MitraClip is a form of transcatheter mitral valve repair. It is a less-invasive option for patients who are not candidates for surgery.
How It Works
Cather placed into the heart through a small incision in the upper leg
Fluoroscopy (type of x-ray) and echocardiography (heart ultrasound) are used to visualize the heart
Catheter used to place a clip on the mitral valve to help it close