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Transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) is a procedure that helps the mitral valve in your heart close better as your heart beats. Using a catheter, the doctor placed one or more small clips on the valve flaps.
After the procedure, you will spend up to a few days in the hospital. Your groin may have a bruise and feel sore for a few days. This is where the catheter was inserted into your blood vessel.
Most people can return to regular activities in about a month. Your doctor may give you specific instructions on when you can do your normal activities again.
Your doctor may suggest that you attend a cardiac rehab program. In cardiac rehab, a team of health professionals provides education and support to help you recover and prevent problems with your heart. Ask your doctor if rehab is right for you.
This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover. But each person recovers at a different pace. Follow the steps below to get better as quickly as possible.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse advice line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse advice line if you have any problems.
Current as of: September 7, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Caroline S. Rhoads MD - Internal Medicine & Stephen Fort MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology
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