Emerging treatment options for mitral regurgitation are now available
Until now, mitral valve surgery has been the only option for treating mitral regurgitation. If you are not a candidate for surgery, you now have a less-invasive treatment option.
Considering any type of procedure can be stressful for both patients and caregivers, but knowing the facts about the MitraClip procedure can help alleviate anxiety:
- The procedure is less invasive than traditional open-heart surgery
- The procedure is included in the new medical guidelines for treating mitral regurgitation
- 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