Mitral Valve Prolapse News: Recall of Minimally Invasive Repair Device

By HeartHawk Latest Reply 2011-05-09 22:57:36 -0500
Started 2011-05-09 22:57:36 -0500

Many of our members deal with a condition know as mitral valve prolapse (MVP). Severe cases require surgical intervention. A procedure called the "MitraClip" promised a minimmally invasive way to repair a prolapse mitral valve that is not unlike inserting a stent. Read about it here.

Unfortunately, the MitraClip has been recalled due to a pronlem that has killed at least one person.

I had been diagnosed with MVP in the past and followed all the protocols (like taking antibitoics before dental procedures) but it has been down-graded as of late to a "slight mitral valve insufficiency."

I'd like to hear from others on Heart Connect who have experience with MVP, what their docs say, and how they handle. About 10% of the population has it. What is your story?

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