No. 9 Medical Innovation for 2019: Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Percutaneous Replacement and Repair

Cardiac surgery today is less invasive and more routine and effective than its historic counterpart. Performed percutaneously — via a catheter through the skin — many cardiac procedures no longer require an open heart. Two such procedures performed this way include replacement and repair of the mitral and tricuspid heart valves. Hot on the trail of aortic valve percutaneous intervention, recent percutaneous mitral and tricuspid valve interventions have yielded significant positive outcomes while filling a void in the field of heart surgery. Exploration of this technology in a greater patient population is ongoing, but with promising postoperative results, the innovation has significant implications for the future of cardiac care.

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In this video, learn why mitral and tricuspid valve percutaneous procedures are one of Cleveland Clinic’s top 10 medical innovations for 2019.