CHI Memorial is the leading provider of cardiac care, and our physicians exceed national standards for education, training and skill. That’s why we’re the first to offer this exclusive treatment for mitral regurgitation - we’re always working to provide a higher level of care for you.
Treatment for mitral regurgitation depends on the severity of your condition and if your symptoms are getting worse. If your doctor determines that open heart surgery isn’t an option for you - because of your age, advanced heart failure or other serious medical conditions - you may be eligible for the minimally invasive transcatheter mitral valve repair called MitraClip®. MitraClip® can improve your heart’s function, minimize symptoms, and help you enjoy a longer and higher quality of life.
The MitraClip® device is a small clip about the size of a dime that’s attached to your mitral valve to stop the backward leaking of blood. It treats mitral regurgitation by letting your mitral valve close more completely, helping to reestablish normal blood flow.