MitraClip® Procedure - Cottage Heart & Vascular Center
Expect the most sophisticated medical approaches—as well as the latest in advanced technology—when you select the Heart and Vascular Center at Cottage Health on California’s Central Coast.
The MitraClip® procedure is a less-invasive treatment option for patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation who are too sick for traditional open-heart mitral valve surgery.
Mitral regurgitation is a condition that prevents the mitral valve, located between the heart’s two left chambers, from closing completely. This causes blood to leak backwards back inside the heart.
Mitral regurgitation places an extra burden on your heart and lungs. Over time, some people may develop an enlarged heart because it has to work harder to pump blood through the body.
If left untreated, mitral regurgitation can cause other, more serious problems to your heart, such as heart failure, a condition that occurs when your heart can’t pump enough blood to meet the needs of your body.
Transcatheter Edge to Edge Repair (TEER)
The MitraClip® procedure is a less invasive treatment option to repair the mitral valve. TEER with the MitraClip® device does not require opening the chest and temporarily stopping the heart. Instead, doctors access the mitral valve with a thin tube (called a catheter) that is guided through a vein in your leg to reach your heart.