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Clinical Experience

Used in over 50,000 patients worldwide,* MitraClip® is a well-established therapy

In clinical studies, more than 1200 patients in the United States have been treated with MitraClip® therapy, with 1-year follow-up in over 900 patients.1 The MitraClip® device received CE Mark approval in Europe in 2008 and U.S. FDA approval in 2013.

Clinical experience map

MitraClip® therapy delivers a growing body of clinical and real-world experience

Real-world data from the STS/ACC TVT Registry show favorable results; and the
STS/ACC TVT Registry continues to grow, with more than 200 participating centers with data for over 4000 patients.2,3

Learn about the various clinical studies for MitraClip® therapy by clicking on or tapping the plus (+) symbols on the timeline below.


COAPT Trial: Currently enrolling patients with functional MR

The COAPT Trial is a prospective, randomized, parallel-controlled clinical evaluation of the MitraClip® device for the treatment of clinically significant functional MR in symptomatic heart failure patients. This multicenter study will examine the safety and efficacy of the MitraClip® device used in addition to standard care for functional MR and heart failure (device group), compared to treatment with guideline-directed medical therapy (control group).

The COAPT Trial is currently enrolling patients. To learn more about the trial and patient eligibility, please visit

Improved reimbursement year after year

Recent changes in reimbursement improve the financial viability of MitraClip® therapy. The most recent FY 2017 DRG reassignment—to MS-DRGs 228-229—greatly improves Medicare reimbursement. Furthermore, continued support from CMS indicates they recognize the value of the MitraClip® NT technology and the procedure.

MitraClip® NT Clip Delivery System

The MitraClip® NT Clip Delivery System is indicated for the percutaneous reduction of significant symptomatic mitral regurgitation (MR ≥ 3+) due to primary abnormality of the mitral apparatus [degenerative MR] in patients who have been determined to be at prohibitive risk for mitral valve surgery by a heart team, which includes a cardiac surgeon experienced in mitral valve surgery and a cardiologist experienced in mitral valve disease, and in whom existing comorbidities would not preclude the expected benefit from reduction of the mitral regurgitation.

The MitraClip® NT Clip Delivery System is contraindicated in DMR patients with the following conditions:

  • Patients who cannot tolerate procedural anticoagulation or post procedural anti-platelet regimen
  • Active endocarditis of the mitral valve
  • Rheumatic mitral valve disease
  • Evidence of intracardiac, inferior vena cava (IVC) or femoral venous thrombus


  • DO NOT use MitraClip® NT outside of the labeled indication. Treatment of non-prohibitive risk DMR patients should be conducted in accordance with standard hospital practices for surgical repair and replacement.
  • MitraClip® NT is intended to reduce mitral regurgitation. The MitraClip® NT procedure is recommended to be performed when an experienced heart team has determined that reduction of MR to ≤2+ is reasonably expected following the MitraClip® NT. If MR reduction to ≤2+ is not achieved, the benefits of reduced symptoms and hospitalizations, improved quality of life, and reverse LV remodeling expected from MitraClip® NT may not occur.
  • The MitraClip® NT Device should be implanted with sterile techniques using fluoroscopy and echocardiography (e.g., transesophageal [TEE] and transthoracic [TTE]) in a facility with on-site cardiac surgery and immediate access to a cardiac operating room.
  • Read all instructions carefully. Failure to follow these instructions, warnings and precautions may lead to device damage, user injury or patient injury. Use universal precautions for biohazards and sharps while handling the MitraClip® NT System to avoid user injury.
  • Use of the MitraClip® NT should be restricted to those physicians trained to perform invasive endovascular and transseptal procedures and those trained in the proper use of the system.
  • The Clip Delivery System is provided sterile and designed for single use only. Cleaning, re-sterilization and/or reuse may result in infections, malfunction of the device or other serious injury or death.


  • Patient Selection:
    • Prohibitive risk is determined by the clinical judgment of a heart team, including a cardiac surgeon experienced in mitral valve surgery and a cardiologist experienced in mitral valve disease, due to the presence of one or more of the following documented surgical risk factors:
      • 30-day STS predicted operative mortality risk score of
        • ≥8% for patients deemed likely to undergo mitral valve replacement or
        • ≥6% for patients deemed likely to undergo mitral valve repair
      • Porcelain aorta or extensively calcified ascending aorta.
      • Frailty (assessed by in-person cardiac surgeon consultation)
      • Hostile chest
      • Severe liver disease / cirrhosis (MELD Score >12)
      • Severe pulmonary hypertension (systolic pulmonary artery pressure >2/3 systemic pressure)
      • Unusual extenuating circumstance, such as right ventricular dysfunction with severe tricuspid regurgitation, chemotherapy for malignancy, major bleeding diathesis, immobility, AIDS, severe dementia, high risk of aspiration, internal mammary artery (IMA) at high risk of injury, etc.
    • Evaluable data regarding safety or effectiveness is not available for prohibitive risk DMR patients with an LVEF <20% or an LVESD >60mm. MitraClip® NT should be used only when criteria for clip suitability for DMR have been met.
    • The major clinical benefits of MitraClip® NT are reduction of MR to ≤2+ resulting in reduced hospitalizations, improved quality of life, reverse LV remodeling and symptomatic relief in patients who have no other therapeutic option. No mortality benefit following MitraClip® NT therapy has been demonstrated.
  • The heart team should include a cardiac surgeon experienced in mitral valve surgery and a cardiologist experienced in mitral valve disease and may also include appropriate physicians to assess the adequacy of heart failure treatment and valvular anatomy.
  • The heart team may determine an in-person surgical consult is needed to complete the assessment of prohibitive risk. The experienced mitral valve surgeon and heart team should take into account the outcome of this surgical consult when making the final determination of patient risk status.
  • For reasonable assurance of device effectiveness, pre-procedural evaluation of the mitral valve and underlying pathologic anatomy and procedural echocardiographic assessment are essential.
  • Note the “Use by” date specified on the package.
  • Inspect all product prior to use. DO NOT use if the package is opened or damaged, or if product is damaged.

The following ANTICIPATED EVENTS have been identified as possible complications of the MitraClip® NT procedure.
Allergic reaction (anesthetic, contrast, Heparin, nickel alloy, latex); Aneurysm or pseudo-aneurysm; Arrhythmias; Atrial fibrillation; Atrial septal defect requiring intervention; Arterio-venous fistula; Bleeding; Cardiac arrest; Cardiac perforation; Cardiac tamponade/Pericardial Effusion; Chordal entanglement/rupture; Coagulopathy; Conversion to standard valve surgery; Death; Deep venous thrombus (DVT); Dislodgement of previously implanted devices; Dizziness; Drug reaction to anti-platelet/anticoagulation agents/contrast media; Dyskinesia; Dyspnea; Edema; Emboli (air, thrombus, MitraClip® NT Device); Emergency cardiac surgery; Endocarditis; Esophageal irritation; Esophageal perforation or stricture; Failure to deliver MitraClip® NT to the intended site; Failure to retrieve MitraClip® NT System components; Fever or hyperthermia; Gastrointestinal bleeding or infarct; Hematoma; Hemolysis; Hemorrhage requiring transfusion; Hypotension/hypertension; Infection; Injury to mitral valve complicating or preventing later surgical repair; Lymphatic complications; Mesenteric ischemia; MitraClip® NT erosion, migration or malposition; MitraClip® NT Device thrombosis; MitraClip® NT System component(s) embolization; Mitral stenosis; Mitral valve injury; Multi-system organ failure; Myocardial infarction; Nausea/vomiting; Pain; Peripheral ischemia; Prolonged angina; Prolonged ventilation; Pulmonary congestion; Pulmonary thrombo-embolism; Renal insufficiency or failure; Respiratory failure/atelectasis/pneumonia; Septicemia; Shock, Anaphylactic or Cardiogenic; Single leaflet device attachment (SLDA); Skin injury or tissue changes due to exposure to ionizing radiation; Stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA); Urinary tract infection; Vascular trauma, dissection or occlusion; Vessel spasm; Vessel perforation or laceration; Worsening heart failure; Worsening mitral regurgitation; Wound dehiscence

Prior to use, please reference the Instructions for Use at for more information on indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and adverse events.