The main benefits of the procedure include reduction in valve regurgitation, reduced probabilities of breathlessness and hospitalization, beneficial reduction in heart size, and avoidance of unstable open-heart surgical treatment, said Dr. Naresh Trehan

Mitraclip therapy, called the lifesaver for patients at high surgical risk, was performed completed by the best cardiac surgeon in Medanta Gurgaon on senior citizens who had been discharged within 48 hours.

"Mitraclip is a novel and innovative treatment to restore a leaking mitral valve without the need for open-coronary heart surgery. It’s a specialized and sophisticated treatment, which involves clipping of the two leaflets of the mitral valve at a place from where it's leaking," stated Dr. Naresh Trehan.

The mitral valve in the heart can become leaky due to various reasons like heart blockages, dilatation of heart chambers, valve leaflet prolapse, and so on. Mitraclip treatment is possible for most of these cases and has shown encouraging effects. This tool is extensively used in the west, however, has recently come to India last year.

The primary benefits of the approaches consist of a reduction in valve regurgitation, improved quality of life, reduced possibilities of breathlessness and hospitalization, beneficial reduction in heart size, and avoidance of an unstable open-heart surgical operation, said the best cardiac surgeon in Medanta Gurgaon.

Physicians input through the femoral vein and manual mitral clip, a dime-sized tool, into the heart’s left ventricle. There, it clasps the two leaflets of the mitral valve together, lowering the leakage of blood.

“It’s like two drapes that flap within the wind and don’t close well,” Dr. Naresh Trehan said. “We pin them in the middle, that's what mitral clip does, and they don’t flap in the wind. The collagen-rich structure of the mitral valve offers it a fair deal of strength to distribute the forces equally on the edges of the clip.”

A 78 years old patient, who was diagnosed with extreme leakage of the mitral valve, underwent the mitral clip procedure. Another affected person aged 80 suffered from swelling of the legs, palpitation with erratic heartbeats, and breathlessness. Each of them has been discharged two days after the surgical procedures.

Dr. Naresh Trehan, who specializes in non-surgical valve (transcatheter) interventions, said: "Mitraclip therapy being available in India will benefit scores of elderly and sick patients suffering from extreme mitral regurgitation (leak)."

"Many patients affected for leakage of mitral valve require repeated hospitalization with breathlessness, they could now be dealt with this therapy without the risks involved in open-heart surgical operation," said the best cardiac surgeon in Medanta Gurgaon.

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