MitraClip is a less-invasive treatment option for certain people with degenerative mitral regurgitation who are not suitable for surgery.Mitral Regurgitation Colorado Springs

Mitral regurgitation is when the mitral valve does not close tightly enough. As a result, blood that is supposed to flow out of the heart and into the body leaks back up — or regurgitates — into the heart and lungs. This can cause shortness of breath (dyspnea), fatigue and/or a rapid, fluttering heartbeat.

The MitraClip procedure is less invasive because it does not require opening the chest and temporarily stopping the heart. Instead, doctors access the mitral valve with a thin tube (catheter) that is guided through a vein in your leg to get to your heart. Procedures vary from person to person, but typically patients are released from the hospital within 2 to 3 days.

According to MitraClip, clinical data from patients who underwent the procedure demonstrated an immediate reduction of mitral regurgitation and a lessened hospital stay of approximately 3 days.

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