Mitral regurgitation occurs when the mitral valve in your heart doesn’t close properly, allowing backward blood flow. Some common symptoms may be persisting or worsening fatigue, shortness of breath or swelling and fluid buildup in your feet, ankles and lungs. This condition can be identified and treated through surgery or a less invasive procedure called MitraClip®. The MitraClip® procedure allows your doctor to repair the malfunction in the mitral valve, without opening the chest, by accessing the valve through a thin tube that is inserted in a vein to reach your heart. The MitraClip® will then permanently attach to the valve which will aid in regaining regular blood flow to the heart.
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