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Sanford offers new MitraClip technology for heart

Sanford Fargo and Sioux Falls only in North and South Dakota to offer procedure

MitraClipFARGO, N.D. – Sanford Heart Hospitals in Fargo, North Dakota, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, now offer MitraClip®, an FDA-approved, minimally invasive catheter therapy for treatment of mitral regurgitation (MR). MR is the most common heart valve insufficiency in the United States and is caused when a leaky mitral valve causes the backward flow of blood in the heart. Left untreated, this condition can lead to heart failure.

Patients receiving the MitraClip procedure have demonstrated a reduction in mitral regurgitation, improved symptoms and a reduction in hospitalization for heart failure.

The procedure inserts a catheter through the leg vein to deliver the device to the mitral valve. After the device is implanted, it allows blood to flow more effectively. Click here for video.

Sanford Heart Hospitals in Fargo and Sioux Falls are among the first 100 heart facilities in the nation to offer this technology. For more information on this procedure, please call (701) 234-6000 in Fargo or (605) 312-2200 in Sioux Falls.

About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. It is the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with 43 hospitals and 243 clinics in nine states and three countries. With 27,000 employees, including 1,400 physicians in more than 80 specialty areas of medicine, Sanford Health is the largest employer in the Dakotas.

Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have allowed for several initiatives, including global children's clinics, genomic medicine and specialized centers researching cures for type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other diseases. For more information, visit


Nadine Aljets
Sanford Media Strategist – Fargo Region
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