MitraClip is a simple procedure used to fix what is often referred to as a leaky valve. It is indicated for people with degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR>3+) that is symptomatic and who are not candidates for mitral valve surgery. During the procedure, the doctor accesses the mitral valve through a think tube called a catheter. MitraClip does not require opening of the chest or temporarily stopping the heart like traditional surgery. Because of the minimally invasive approach and real-time imaging, this type of procedure only takes 1 to 3 hours and patients typically go home in 1 to 3 days.