No. 2 Medical Innovation for 2020: Expanded Use of Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery

FDA makes MitraClip available to more patients with mitral regurgitation

Since 2013, minimally invasive surgery for mitral valve repair has been available for patients with primary mitral regurgitation who can’t have open heart surgery. The innovative transcatheter MitraClip® device can bring relief to patients without the risk of conventional surgery.

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Just five years later, researchers in the COAPT trial reported that MitraClip repair also showed significant benefits for patients with symptomatic mitral regurgitation secondary to heart failure. The transcatheter repair device reduced all-cause mortality and hospitalization compared with medical therapy.

In response, the FDA recently broadened its approval of the device, making minimally invasive repair an option for more people with mitral regurgitation.

In this video, learn more about why expanded use of minimally invasive mitral valve surgery is one of Cleveland Clinic’s Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2020.

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