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 and the maze procedure. Is there information anywhere about how these trials are working out? I have requested to be considered for a trial in New Hampshire.