Can The MitraClip Be Used After A Failed Mitral Valve Repair Surgery?
The MitraClip was approved by the Food & Drug Administration in 2013 for select patient groups that were at high-risk for surgery and suffered from functional mitral regurgitation. That said, our patients have many questions about this mitral valve repair technology that does not require an incision to the patient's sternum or ribs. In this video, Dr. Steven Bolling, Director of the Mitral Valve Program at the University of Michigan, answered a patient question about the use of the MitraClip after a failed mitral valve repair operation using a traditional, open-heart procedure. (Video posted on February 6, 2013)
Dr. Steven Bolling
Director, Mitral Valve Program
Ann Arbor, Michigan