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The MitraClip® procedure, offered by Abbott Vascular, is a minimally invasive procedure to treat mitral regurgitation. It is for patients who are suffering from symptoms of valve-related congestive heart failure but aren’t responding to medication treatment and aren’t suitable candidates for surgery.

Valve insufficiency, or a leaky valve, causes a condition known as regurgitation. When this happens, blood that is supposed to be pumped out of the heart backflows, or leaks, back into the chamber. Patients can feel weak, light headed, short of breath, and experience chest pain. The MitraClip® closes the center of the mitral valve, allowing blood to flow to either side of the clip and decreasing leakage.

CMC is the first hospital in southern New Hampshire to offer this therapy, and one of the first in New England to implant the third generation MitraClip XTR. The procedure is performed through a catheter so it’s less invasive and has a much shorter recovery period than open heart surgery.

Is the

MitraClip procedure for you?

Cardiologist Fahad Gilani, MD explains the MitraClip® procedure.

CMC First in Southern NH to Perform Procedure

MitraClip® Patient Story

“I can do a lot more now,” says Beverly who recently went with her college aged great-granddaughter to Portland, Maine. “I was so surprised I could keep up with her!”

View an animation of the

MitraClip® procedure

A less-invasive treatment option


Heart Valve Clinic

If you suffer with symptoms of heart valve disease ​the multi-specialty team at our Heart Valve Clinic are committed to finding the best therapies, with a focus on minimally invasive options, and returning you back to a fulfilling life.

Meet our

Heart Valve Clinic Team

Kristin McMahon, RN, Valve Clinic Coordinator, works alongside our team of board-certified cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and radiologists to offer treatment options for patients with heart valve disease.

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