Mitral Valve Repair
Cone Health’s Heart & Vascular Center at Moses Cone Hospital provides minimally invasive treatment to patients suffering from leaking heart valves by performing transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) procedures.
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVR)
This procedure is minimally invasive, and patients tend to see positive outcomes soon after it’s completed. Thanks to this option, patients with mitral valve regurgitation will be able to avoid surgery. The TMVR procedure involves sending a thin tube through a vein in the leg to reach the heart.
Am I a Candidate for TMVR?
This procedure helps correct mitral valve regurgitation, where the mitral valve leaks blood from the bottom to the top chamber of the heart. If you suffer from this condition, your heart and vascular care team may recommend TMVR as a treatment option for you.
Learn more about heart valve care at Cone Heath.
Why Cone Health for TMVR?
We’re one of the nation’s top medical centers for advanced cardiovascular care, and our team includes top-notch cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and vascular surgeons. Working in conjunction with specially trained care teams, our physicians are able to achieve remarkable outcomes for patients right here in our own Piedmont Triad community.
TMVR Nurse Navigator
Enjoy personal support and guidance from Cone Health’s dedicated TMVR nurse navigator. Count on your nurse navigator to answer your questions, connect you with support resources, coordinate your care and make sure you know how to prepare for your procedure.
Benefits of TMVR
Because TMVR is a minimally invasive procedure, you’ll experience:
- Less pain
- Less trauma to your chest and heart muscle
- Lower risk of infection
- Shorter hospital stay
- Quicker recovery
This procedure may quickly relieve symptoms such as shortness of breath and chest pain, as it also extends your life and helps improve your quality of life.