At The Heart Valve Center of Texas, we offer several mitral valve repair procedure options to restore proper mitral valve function. Traditionally, mitral valve repair is performed through open heart surgery. Although safe and effective, this method is invasive and requires a longer recovery period. In addition to open heart surgery, we now offer less invasive catheter-based mitral valve therapies, such as the MitraClip®.
MitraClip® therapy is a new treatment to repair your leaking mitral valve using an implanted clip, and is a viable alternative for those who are not good candidates for traditional open heart surgery.
During a MitraClip® insertion procedure, a physician inserts a catheter through a small needle puncture in the vein in the groin to deliver a small clip that is then attached to the leaflets of the mitral valve. The clip helps the valve by improving closure and reducing blood flow back through the valve (called regurgitation).
Because this procedure results in smaller incisions, there is less risk of bleeding, less pain, shorter hospital stays, and quicker recovery times.
If you have a mitral valve condition and are in need of an evaluation, or if you are interested in available clinical trials, talk to your physician or cardiologist about a referral to The Heart Valve Center of Texas.
For information or to refer a patient, call 469.814.3480.
Physicians are members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Health Care System's subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano or Baylor Health Care System.