The Mitra-Spacer™ is a reversible implantable device currently under development. It is designed to be placed in the left side of the heart via a trans-apical procedure aimed to improve mitral valve coaptation.*
The device does not alter the anatomy, but instead provides a sealing surface for the leaflets of the mitral valve, thereby significantly reducing or eliminating mitral regurgitation. Patients with Mitra-Spacers can still undergo future valve repair or replacement surgery if necessary.
*Not approved for human use; regulatory approval pending