MitraClip

“I wasn’t able to carry my own children, walk upstairs or carry a bag,” recounts 35-year-old Edgar Pacheco, who was born with a congenital heart defect and has had numerous open-heart surgeries. “I had a leaky valve in my heart, and it was getting [...]

By uclahealth • September 30, 2019

“It’s a really exciting time for interventional cardiology as new technologies come to light for valvular heart disease,” says By uclahealth • May 13, 2019

On November 5, Maliheh Elmi underwent UCLA’s first successful MitraClip procedure, a percutaneous surgery that repairs the heart’s mitral valve without the need for open-heart surgery. At 90 years old, Maliheh was at a much higher risk for complications during a typical mitral valve surgery, as well as afterward in [...]
By uclahealth • January 25, 2016