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Valve repair device approval by FDA

Updated: 14 March 2019

The MitraClip Delivery System, a heart valve repair device manufactured by Abbott Vascular Inc. receives FDA approval. The study was conducted on 614 patients who had mitral regulation followed by its approval from FDA. This device can be utilized to treat patients who have developed heart failure symptoms and mitral regurgitation.

A minimal invasive process is done to insert MitraClip in femoral vein of leg through which it is guided into left ventricle of heart. It clips the mitral valve’s leaflets to minimize blood backflow.

The device has certain potential adverse events such as major bleeding, stroke, erratic heart beat and death. It is contraindicated in patients with conditions such as blood clots in veins or heart, rheumatic mitral valve disorder and who are unable to withstand blood thinners at the time or at later stage of procedure.