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My heart has been repaired
24.02.2021 Source

The heart of 81-year-old Mümine Durgut, who has a heart patient, was repaired by an angiographic method by entering the inguinal region with a non-surgical method.

Bezmialem Vakıf University Cardiology Department Head Prof. Dr. Ramazan & Ouml;zdemir "Our patient had previous diseases such as stroke, hypertension, diabetes and COPD. Considering his age, it was very risky to undergo surgery. Therefore, it was very risky to undergo surgery without surgery. Angiographic mitraclip (latching) procedure was applied to him by entering from the inguinal region. Valve insufficiency in the patient was eliminated. Aunt Mümine is now breathing very easily and her heart rhythm has improved, "he said. Mümine Durgut said, "My heart was repaired. At this age, I was very afraid of surgery. With this operation, my heart is working perfectly. I even got rid of the wheelchair that I was addicted to when my heart was renewed."

Mümine Durgut is 81 years old. Since he has had a stroke before, his ability to walk; Durgut, who is a patient, applied to the Neurology outpatient clinic of Bezmialem Vakıf University Hospital with the complaints of dizziness, severe shortness of breath, and palpitations. During the cardiology examination of Durgut at the hospital where he went for dizziness, it was noticed that he had severe shortness of breath and could not hold his head upright.

In the examinations performed, it was determined that Durgut had a disturbed heart rhythm, heart failure, severe leakage in the mitral valve and fluid in the lungs. Along with stroke, Durgut also had additional diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and COPD. He couldn't afford a surgical operation.


Bezmialem Vakıf & Uuml; University Head of Cardiology DepartmentProf. Dr. Ramazan Özdemir decided to treat Durgut without surgery. prof. Dr. Özdemir "Surgical surgery was very risky due to both his diseases and his age. Mitraclip (latching) procedure was applied to the mitral valve angiographically by entering from the inguinal region of the patient. "Mitraclip" or "Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair" (Angiographically performed by entering the vein through the vein) ), a method that can simply repair the mitral valve without the need for open heart surgery or any incision. Mitraclip, a polyester-coated small metal device resembling a ratchet or clip, is administered through a large vein in the groin. It is delivered to the heart through a thin tube called a "catheter".

This process is done while the heart is working, it does not require stopping the heart. It is based on the principle of bringing the valve tips closer to each other by placing them on the dysfunctional mitral valve tips that cause blood leakage and thus reducing the blood leakage. The procedure takes about 1-3 hours and patients can return to their daily lives after being discharged, usually in 1-3 days. The Mitraclip procedure is a suitable method for most patients with severe mitral insufficiency, whose valve structure is suitable for the procedure, and who cannot undergo open heart surgery. When mitral regurgitation was eliminated in our patient, the patient began to breathe easily, could sleep comfortably, dizziness went away when the heart rhythm rate decreased, and he was discharged after one or two days of follow-up. He got rid of the wheelchair he was addicted to," he said.


Mümine Durgut said, "My shortness of breath was so advanced that I had shortness of breath even while sitting, let alone lying down. At night, I felt like I was suffocating due to shortness of breath. I couldn't hold my head due to dizziness. After the procedure, I started to sleep comfortably. I felt like I was born again." p>


Mitral valve is one of the heart valves that play a role in the distribution of blood returning to the heart by being cleaned in the lungs. In healthy individuals, the mitral valve closes during the pumping of the cleaned blood to the body, preventing the backflow of blood into the lungs. However, the mitral valve may lose its function over time due to various reasons such as advanced age, coronary artery disease, hypertension, heart failure, and renal failure. This condition causes blood to flow back into the lungs, this is called "mitral regurgitation". Moderate or severe mitral regurgitation is seen in one out of every 10 people aged 75 and over, and the high incidence of mitral regurgitation, especially in the elderly population, makes mitral regurgitation an important public health problem. .