MitraClip Side View

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Images courtesy of Abbott Vascular

Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair


Transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) is a minimally invasive procedure that may be an option for patients who are too sick for surgery (also referred to as being at  “prohibitive risk” for surgery). Unlike surgery, this procedure does not require opening the chest and temporarily stopping the heart.  In this procedure a clip will be implanted onto the center of your mitral valve. This reduces mitral regurgitation, and the valve continues to open and close on either side of the clip, allowing blood to flow through.