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Percutaneous mitral valve and related interventions

Published on 25 June 2021

The Percutaneous Mitral Valve and Related Interventions Service treats patients with valvular heart disease to improve the symptoms and quality of life for those presenting with signs of cardiac failure.

The Edinburgh Heart Centre provides this service from within the Royal Infirmary Hospital of Edinburgh.

What are mitral valve interventions?

The service currently offers two procedures: balloon mitral valvuloplasty and paravalvular leak closure. Both procedures are minimally invasive. They are undertaken using a catheter-based technique to correct disorders of the mitral valve and related structures.

Patients considered to be of high operative risk can receive these procedures in preference to open surgical treatment.

Further information regarding the conditions and procedures is available on the NHS website.

Lead clinician

Dr David Northridge, Consultant Cardiologist

Address

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
51 Little France Crescent
Old Dalkeith Road
Edinburgh
EH16 4SA

NSD contact

nss.specialistservices@nhs.scot

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