MitraClip Procedure- Non-Surgical Solution for Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Monmouth Cardiology continues to strive to be on the leading edge of technology by bringing the most up to date procedures to our patients and the community. We are excited to announce that Dr. Matthew Saybolt and Dr. Nelson LaMarche are performing the Mitraclip procedure at Jersey Shore Medical Center. The MitraClip joins the TAVR procedure in bringing the MCA Structural Heart program to the next level.
What is the Mitraclip (Transcatheter Mitral Valave Repair) Procedure?
MitraClip is a medical device used to treat mitral valve regurgitation for individuals who are not candidates for open-heart surgery. The Mitraclip is implanted via a transcatheter technique and involves suturing together the anterior and posterior mitral valve leaflets.
During the procedure, which is performed under general anesthesia, a catheter is inserted into the femoral vein in the leg and guided to the left atrium of the heart. After the catheter is inside the atrium, the doctors move a small, polyester-covered metal clip through the catheter and position it above the leak in the mitral valve.The clip grasps both of the mitral valve’s leaflets, enabling them to close better by reducing any gaps or floppy portions. This helps reduce the backward flow of blood through the valve while allowing blood to flow from the atrium to the ventricle.
When the procedure is finished, the catheter is removed. This procedure does not require incisions and most people go home the day after the procedure.
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