Hey readers, I recently stumbled upon an article that may be interesting for those of you within the Marfan community. It focuses on a new minimally invasive form of treatment for those who suffer from Mitral Valve Regurgitation most commonly caused by Mitral Valve Prolapse. For those of you who don’t know and still happen to be reading this Mitral valve regurgitation is a defect in the heart in which the mitral valve fails to properly close as the heart pumps out blood. Thus allowing abnormal leaking of blood from the left ventricle through the mitral valve back into the left atrium (yes, I’m speaking English… sort of). Like most medical procedures the MitraClip seems to have both it’s pros and cons.
Anyway, for those of you interested instead of just relaying the entire contents of the article back to you here’s the link so you can get the proper gist of it. It sounds like they’re onto something good.