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Living again, thanks to new valve repair option

  • Many people will say that as you get older, you need to accept the limitations that come with age. At age 87, Betty Vaughn did not want to accept that her new symptoms of shortness of breath, lightheadedness, and fatigue were a normal part of getting older. Even though she was told her to live with it, she wanted to maintain her independence, so she visited Minneapolis Heart Institute®. After meeting with Paul Sorajja, MD, an interventional cardiologist, she found out she had mitral valve regurgitation, a common valve disorder.

    Learn why Vaughn was a good candidate for MitraClip®, a unique transcatheter mitral valve repair and how having this less invasive treatment helped her maintain independence and quality of life.

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    Dr. Paul Sorajja explaining mitral valve repair surgery to Betty.