The minimally invasive MitraClip device is an option for patients suffering from mitral regurgitation (MR).
MR is a debilitating, progressive and life-threatening disease in which a leaky mitral valve causes a backward flow of blood into the heart. The condition can raise the risk of irregular heartbeats, stroke and heart failure, which can be deadly. Mitral regurgitation is common, affecting more than 4 million Americans – nearly one in 10 people aged 75 and above.
Medications for the condition only assist with symptom management and do not stop the progression of the disease, so typically open heart mitral valve surgery is the standard of care treatment. The MitraClip device has been approved for U.S. patients with severe symptomatic degenerative MR.
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