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Evalve MitraClip: Clinical trial of nonsurgical repair for severe mitral valve regurgitation
Date:6/19/2008

nt of the valve remains an option.

Results from studies so far show that the MitraClip can provide successful reduction of mitral regurgitation for up to 36 months. Also, studies showed that with resumption of proper valve function, left ventricular remodeling was significantly improved at 12-month follow-up.

Traditional surgery is still the best option in extremely difficult cases or when the annulus, the ring-shaped structure to which the leaflets are attached, needs repair. Cedars-Sinai's Center for Valvular Intervention, one of the largest heart valve programs in the western United States, combines the expertise of cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons to offer a wide range of surgical and non-surgical repair and replacement procedures.


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