Bob was diagnosed with congestive heart failure due to a leaky mitral valve. He went from being an active fisherman to barely being able to walk to the mailbox.
His local physician referred him to Mayo Clinic and Peter Pollak, M.D., a cardiologist, to consider a minimally invasive procedure for patients with leaking mitral valves who are suffering from mitral valve regurgitation, and are too old or too weak for open-heart surgery.
“I could tell almost immediately that my breathing was better,” says Bob, a Mayo Clinic mitral valve patient. “I was up on my feet and felt just great.”
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