Both the MitraClip from Abbott Vascular and the PASCAL Precision System from Edwards Life Sciences are devices used to treat at least moderately severe mitral regurgitation for those patients who cannot have traditional mitral valve repair. The mitral valve separates the left atrium and left ventricle. When it does not close properly, the backward flow of blood and pressure increases on the left side of your heart can cause heart failure.
Both devices are inserted through a catheter in the femoral vein and guided into the heart to repair the mitral valve.
The MitraClip and PASCAL devices are used to treat mitral regurgitation and reduce symptoms of heart failure if mitral regurgitation is involved. They may reduce heart failure admissions when paired with guideline driven medical therapy.