Mitral regurgitation affects millions of people worldwide. It’s a common heart valve condition that prevents the mitral valve from closing completely. It’s typically treated through open-heart surgery, but at the Valve Center of Excellence, we’re testing a new revolutionary alternative to treating mitral regurgitation.
The MitraClipTM offers a minimally invasive treatment for mitral regurgitation with the use of a catheter to clip the leaflets of the mitral valve together to reduce regurgitation. Since 2005, St.Vincent Heart Center has been the only center in the state working with the MitraClipTM.