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Mitral Valve Prolapse

The mitral valve is an essential valve between the left atrium and left ventricle, and it controls blood flow between them. The mitral valve allows blood to flow forward from the left atrium into the left ventricle, but restrict backward flow. On the right side, the heart has a right atrium and ventricle, where blood flow controlled by the tricuspid valve.

Mitral valve prolapse is a condition of the heart, in which the valve between the left atrium and ventricle of your heart fail to close correctly. Your mitral valve made up of two triangular-shaped flaps of tissues known as leaflets. These leaflets connect to the cardiac muscle through a ring known as the annulus. 

In mitral valve prolapse the leaflets of your valve bulge back into the atrium or upward when the heart contracts. With time, this leads to leakage of blood into the atrium. This is called mitral valve regurgitation, where the oxygenated and deoxygenated blood gets mixed before circulation to the body.

Usually, mitral valve prolapse might not require treatments or changes in lifestyle, if only a small amount of blood gets leaked into the atrium. It might not always be life-threatening. However, some people might need treatment.
People who develop symptoms of congestive heart failure caused by mitral valve prolapse with mitral regurgitation due to mitral valve prolapse, the surgery remain the treatment of choice. Valve surgery includes mitral valve repair and valve replacement.

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MitraClip mitral valve repair

MitraClip mitral valve repair without open-heart surgery is one of the recent innovative scientific advancements.

A few years ago, it was impossible to imagine that a heart valve could be repaired by catheters, through an angioplasty-like procedure without opening the heart and putting the patient on cardiopulmonary bypass.

The MitraClip is a new catheter-based non-surgical repair of the mitral valve inside the heart and is performed in the Cath Lab like angioplasty. Special catheters are inserted through the large vein in the groin, and the catheter is passed from the right chamber of the heart to the left chamber of the heart by puncturing the partition called interatrial septum. Then under echocardiography and X-ray guidance, a clip is put on the leaking mitral valve to decrease the leak which improves the condition of the patient. The patient is usually ready to be discharged in 24-48 hours.

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Top Doctors In India For MitraClip mitral valve repair

Dr. Murtaza Ahmad Chishti

35 years of experience , Gurugram, Delhi/NCR, India

Dr. Surinder Bazaz

40 years of experience , Gurugram, Delhi/NCR, India

Dr. Vinayak Aggarwal

24 years of experience , Gurugram, Delhi/NCR, India

Dr. Vijay Kumar Chopra

42 years of experience , Gurugram, Delhi/NCR, India

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