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Harrisburg-based Cardiovascular Institute Performs First MitraClip Procedure in Pennsylvania
Date:12/19/2013

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Last week, Brijeshwar Maini, MD, Cardiologist and Director of Cardiovascular Research and Education at PinnacleHealth, and Mubashir Mumtaz, MD, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at PinnacleHealth, performed the first catheter-based valve repair with the MitraClip® in Pennsylvania following the device's FDA approval. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the MitraClip® therapy for use in the United States in October, providing physicians with a breakthrough treatment option for patients suffering from mitral regurgitation (MR).

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MR is a debilitating, progressive and life-threatening disease in which a leaky mitral valve causes a backward flow of blood in the heart. The condition can raise the risk of irregular heartbeats, stroke, and heart failure, which can be deadly. Mitral regurgitation is common, affecting more than 4 million Americans –nearly one in 10 people aged 75 and above. Open heart mitral valve surgery is the standard-of-care treatment, but many patients are at prohibitive risk for an invasive procedure. Medications for the condition are limited to symptom management and do not stop the progression of the disease.

"We see patients with severe mitral regurgitation who are technically candidates for surgery, but who are just too frail or sick to survive mitral valve surgery with a reasonable risk and quality of life," says Dr. Maini. "With the MitraClip system, heart teams now have a catheter-based, less-invasive treatment option that can help patients who cannot withstand surgery to regain their quality
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