Mitral Valve Treatment

Transcatheter Mitral Valve Therapies

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NewYork-Presbyterian heart doctors perform implantation of MitraClip™, the world’s first mitral valve therapy for some patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation (a leaky mitral valve). This device is a small clip that is advanced to your heart through a catheter (long, flexible tube) threaded through a blood vessel in your leg. The clip is attached to your mitral valve and enables the valve to close more completely. This helps blood to flow normally through your heart. Our physicians are also involved in a clinical trial assessing a way to replace the mitral valve through a catheter-based procedure.


Mitral Valve Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Using this approach, your surgeon can repair or replace your damaged mitral valve through small incisions, and with great precision. Smaller incisions result in less discomfort after surgery and a faster recovery.

Robotic Mitral Valve Surgery

Our teams include experts in the use of totally robotic endoscopic surgery to perform mitral valve repair or replacement. Robotic surgery is a form of minimally invasive heart surgery that uses dexterous robotic instruments and a robotically controlled 3D camera to perform surgery through very small incisions — with a degree of precision and visualization that would be difficult or impossible without them.

Open-Heart Surgery

You may need open-heart surgery if you have more than one damaged heart valve in need of treatment. Our experienced team provides open-heart surgery for some people with mitral valve disease, with exceptional outcomes.

"Hybrid" Heart Surgery

Our doctors are developing and evaluating new approaches that combine surgery and interventional cardiology techniques to treat some people with damaged heart valves.



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