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    Anyone had a "non-invasive" clip surgery on their tricuspid valve?

    Here is the site for the trial that I was writing about. I am speaking with the doctor (telephone) on Wednesday - to see if I am a possible patient. Edwards PASCAL TrAnScatheter Valve RePair System Pivotal Clinical Trial (CLASP II TR): A prospective, multicenter, randomized, controlled pivotal...
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    Anyone had a "non-invasive" clip surgery on their tricuspid valve?

    Thank you for answering so quickly. My cardiologist first told me about the study five years ago, and this one is more recent? It is taking place at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.
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    Anyone had a "non-invasive" clip surgery on their tricuspid valve?

    The procedure is a clinical trial, as I understand it. Rather than cutting your sternum they put a clip on the leaflets of your tricuspid valve by using the femoral vein in the leg. My T valve is "severely" leaking now and I am often short of breath and tired. I have had mitral valve repair...
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    Considering Second Open Heart Surgery - Opinions?

    Thank you for your thoughtful response(s). So much to consider. Amanda
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    Considering Second Open Heart Surgery - Opinions?

    I realize this should be a discussion between me and my cardiologist, and I will be doing just that next week. But I wanted to see if anyone else has been in a similar situation. I had mitral valve repair, the maze procedure (for AFib) and removal of the left atrial appendage in the spring of...
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