Understanding the Mistral Solution Step by Step
The procedure will be performed in a specialized room at the hospital (“cath room”). During the procedure, you be in a deep sleep under general anesthesia and a ventilator will be used to help you breathe. To visualize your heart during procedure, echocardiography (a type of ultrasound) and fluoroscopy (a type of X-ray) will be used.
The following steps provide a general overview of the Mistral procedure. More specific and informative explanation may be provided by your doctor, as well as answers to any questions you may have.
Your cardiologist will make a small incision where a guide catheter will be inserted through a vein to reach your heart.
The Mistral device will be guided to your valve using the mistral transcatheter delivery system. Imaging equipment will be used to direct and position the Mistral in the valve.
After Mistral is positioned in the valve atrium, it will be entered into the valve ventricle.
Your cardiologist will position the Mistral near the valve chordae and implant the mistral by rotating it. The Mistral will grasp the valve chordae, bring the leaflets closer to each other, and reduce the regurgitation.
Once your cardiologist will confirm that the Mistral is placed properly, it will be disconnected from the Mistral delivery system. The Mistral transcatheter delivery system will be removed from your body and the incision will be closed.
The Mistral will keep the valve chordae close to each other, making the leaflets closer and allowing the Mitral or Tricuspid valve close more tightly and reduce the regurgitation.
Tricuspid Valve Repair Animation
Female, 59 years old, 9 months after procedure:
“Before the procedure, it was very hard for me to breathe, to walk and to sleep, because I would choke .I felt pressure in my chest. After the procedure, my life completely changed. I am much more active, I walk, I work out, I swim, I'm studying, I travel the whole country. I'm free, I'm liberated, the life is a different life, I have quality of life. I take care of my grandchildren; I do activities with them and I'm really good. I go on vacations, I travel”.
Female, 73 years old, 4 months after procedure:
Words of the patient’s son: “I can say that from the moment my mother had the procedure, her recovery was so fast, she was discharged from hospital after one day. The change was immediate, her Echocardiography is excellent. Her lifestyle simple underwent a 180 degrees change. Things that she didn’t do in the past three years, like going shopping, even to go out for fun to a restaurant or to a movie. Things that she didn't do and today she does, she does it on her own”.