Your mitral valve is one of four valves in your heart. A properly working mitral valve moves blood in the right direction and prevents it from leaking back into your heart.

If your mitral valve becomes weak and can’t close completely ― a condition called mitral valve disease ― you may need a transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR).

The expert cardiothoracic surgeons at Baptist Health offer this minimally invasive procedure to replace your damaged mitral valve with a new, healthy valve. The team also offers MitraClip®, an implanted device used to help your mitral valve close more completely.

When Should You Get a Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair?

When Should You Get a Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair?

Mitral valve diseases, like mitral valve regurgitation or mitral valve stenosis, can put stress on your heart. TMVR can alleviate that stress and associated symptoms, like shortness of breath, heart palpitations or swelling of the hands or feet.

Your doctor may recommend a TMVR if you:

  • Have a condition like mitral valve regurgitation or mitral valve stenosis
  • Cannot have traditional open-chest mitral valve repair or replacement surgery

The TMVR Procedure

Your mitral valve is like a door in your heart that controls the flow of blood between two heart chambers. Sometimes, this valve doesn’t work properly, which can cause blood to leak back into the heart.

During TMVR, surgeons insert a thin tube, called a catheter, into one of your blood vessels. They use this tube to guide a new artificial valve into your heart. This new valve is made of metal or fabric.

Once the replacement valve is in place, it takes over and functions as your new mitral valve.

After TMVR, your care team will monitor you closely for a short time. Some TMVR patients stay overnight in the hospital, while others go home on the same day of their procedure.
"[After Surgery] I immediately felt much better. And I had a much easier time of breathing. I wasn’t as tired as I was prior to the surgery. I felt more energized. So, it was a very successful procedure as I was concerned."

Meet our Transcathether Mitral Valve Repair Specialists

Our outstanding team includes cardiothoracic surgeons along with interventional and structural cardiologists.

To schedule with our team of physicians in Miami-Dade County, call 786-596-1230

To schedule with our team of physicians in Palm Beach County call 561-955-6300

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Miami, Florida 33176

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