Tiny clip that repairs leaky heart valve a powerful treatment option for heart failure: NEJM

Newswise Oct 10, 2018



 

A new nationwide study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine that included researchers from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, found that a tiny clip placed in the heart to fix a leaky mitral valve drastically decreases the risk of both dying and returning to the hospital for heart failure patients.

The study found that the MitraClip device reduced risk of hospitalization by half and deaths by nearly 40%, as well as significantly improving...

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