Put Your Heart in the Right Place
Get help for your heart or peripheral vascular condition, and find out how you can manage your heart health. Talk with the cardiac specialists at Cottage Health. Call our heart and vascular care center at 1-844-51-HEART.
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 Mitral Valve Repair (TMVR)
The MitraClip® procedure is a less invasive treatment option to repair the mitral valve. TMVR 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.
Meet Our Heart & Vascular Doctors
The Heart and Vascular Center at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital is a nationally recognized regional destination for cardiovascular expertise and medical management of complex heart and vascular conditions.
The Meet the Doctors seminars give you an opportunity to learn about conditions of the heart and the latest treatment options. The healthy conversations include a 45-minute presentation by a physician, followed by ample time for questions.
The session is free. Please register in advance by calling us at 1-844-51-HEART.