Transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) is a minimally invasive option for treating the most common form of mitral valve leakage. TMVR treats degenerative regurgitation and functional regurgitation.
The device used to repair the valve is designed to relieve symptoms of mitral regurgitation. This is done by making an opening in the femoral vein in the groin and threading a guide wire and catheter toward the heart toward the left atrium. Once the guidewire is removed, the clip is placed through the catheter and put into place to prevent backflow of blood. The catheter is then removed.