Transcatheter Heart Valve Surgery
Surgeons at NYU Langone’s Heart Valve Center are leaders and pioneers in the use of nonsurgical transcatheter techniques for aortic valve replacement as well as mitral valve repair and mitral valve replacement.
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement
We offer a nonsurgical mitral valve disease repair with MitraClip®. This technique allows doctors to access the valve using just a small incision in the groin. A small clip is threaded through a catheter, and doctors place the device on the mitral valve. This stops regurgitation, which occurs when blood flows in two directions through the valve.
Our doctors perform more MitraClip® procedures than any other center in the Northeast. Nearly all of our patients—97 percent—experience a reduction in mitral regurgitation after the procedure. This alleviates symptoms, which include shortness of breath, cough, and fatigue. Our risk of complications is four times less than the national average, without any mortality related to the procedure.
We also offer transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR), in which a new valve is guided to the heart through a catheter. It then takes over the work of the diseased valve. We were the first to use the LivaNova Caisson TMVR valve for this procedure.