Mitraclip treatment for patients with functional mitral regurgitation.
Matthew J Price, M.D.
The usual treatment for mitral regurgitation (MR) is an open heart procedure to repair the leaflets of the valve by sewing them together. Additional measures may also be used, such as placing a ring around the mitral valve. The MitraClip will have the same function as sewing the leaflets of the valve together, but without the need for open-heart surgery. The MitraClip procedure is used to treat only certain kinds of MR, where surgery cannot be done. Follow-up will be frequent immediately after the procedure and follow-up visits will continue at least every 6 months for 5 years.
Have severe Mitral regurgitation
Have tried all other reasonable options for treatment
Have had at least one hospitalization for heart failure in the past 12 months
Meet all other eligibility criteria
Have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Have Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) within the past 30 days
Have Life expectancy of more than 12 months due to non-cardiac conditions.
Have Status 1 heart transplant
Have a Prior mitral valve leaflet surgery
All eligible patients who enroll in this study will receive the Mitraclip procedure to treat their mitral regurgitation.