Before, during, and after the MitraClip procedure

BEFORE - Preparing for a MitraClip Procedure
  • Take all your medications as instructed by your healthcare provider
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medications.
  • Make sure your doctor knows of any allergies you have.
  • Follow all instructions given to you by your doctor or nurse.

DURING - During the MitraClip procedure
  • The procedure will likely be performed in a specialized room called a “cath lab.”
  • You will be placed under general anesthesia to put you in a deep sleep.
  • Your doctor will use x-ray and echocardiography to visualize your heart.
  • On average, the procedure will take between 1 to 3 hours.

AFTER - After your MitraClip procedure 
  • Your hospital stay after the procedure will likely range from 1 to 3 days.
  • Your physician might prescribe cardiac rehab to improve your recovery time.
  • Your medications may change slightly after your procedure. Follow the instructions of your healthcare provider. 
  • You will be discharged to the care of your cardiologist or family doctor.