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Dignity Health Heart and Vascular Institute of Greater Sacramento is among select providers in the nation to offer patients Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVR)—a minimally invasive procedure to treat moderate/severe to severe mitral regurgitation.
TMVR is a minimally invasive procedure that treats severe leakage of the mitral valve without requiring open heart surgery. The procedure is FDA-approved for patients who are high-risk for surgical mitral valve repair.
TMVR uses the MitraClip®, which is inserted via the femoral vein. The anterior and posterior leaflets of the mitral valve are clipped together, reducing the regurgitation from the mitral valve.
Because TMVR is minimally invasive, it offers a number of benefits for the patient, including:
Patients who undergo TMVR to replace their mitral valve experienced a 73% reduction in hospitalizations due to heart failure.