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Percutaneous mitral valve and related interventions

Published on 24 November 2020

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

NSD contact

Programme Manager, Anna-Maria MacLeod – – 0141 3001195


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