Congratulations to Dr. Mehran Moussavian for being in the top 90th percentile at Sharp, and in the nation for the treatment of myocardial infarction (MI).
A heart attack or acute myocardial infarction (MI) occurs when one of the arteries that supplies the heart muscle becomes blocked. Blockage may be caused by spasm of the artery or by atherosclerosis with acute clot formation.
Congratulations to Sharp Chula Vista on performing their first MitraClip™ and starting the program. Special thanks to Dr. Moussavian, Dr. Mumtaz, Dr. Gollapudi, and Dr. Cox for the help and support!
What is MitraClip™?
MitraClip™ is a simple procedure to fix your mitral valve.
During the procedure, doctors access the mitral valve with a thin tube (called a catheter) that is guided through a vein in your leg to reach your heart.
A small implanted clip is attached to your mitral valve to help it close more completely. This helps to restore normal blood flow through your heart.
This 45 minute procedure is performed to prevent a stroke. It requires no incisions or general anesthesia and can save your life!
TAVR can help restore blood flow and reduce chest pain, shortness of breath, fainting and fatigue.