How is Mitral Regurgitation Treated?
There are two common treatments for mitral regurgitation: Medical Therapy and Surgery.
Medical Therapy includes prescription medication that can minimize symptoms associated with mitral regurgitation.
Surgery to repair a leaking mitral valve is a treatment option in certain types of mitral regurgitation. Surgical mitral valve repair is a major procedure associated with risks.
What is Beating Heart Mitral Valve Repair?
Beating heart mitral valve repair is a treatment option for patients with degenerative mitral valve regurgitation. The NeoChord procedure is performed through a small incision between the ribs to access the mitral valve without the need to temporarily stop the heart. Using echo-guidance, damaged or ruptured mitral valve chords are restored on the leaking segment of the mitral valve leaflet while the heart is beating.