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Carolinas HealthCare System

Research and Clinical Trials

Brief Description  
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the MitraClip System for the treatment of moderate-to-severe functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) in patients with symptoms of MR who are not appropriate for mitral valve surgery.
Who may be Eligible  
Patients must have symptomatic functional MR, must have had at least one hospitalization for heart failure in the 12 months prior to enrollment, must not be a candidate for valve replacement surgery, and must be 18 years of age or older. The study doctor(s) can discuss and evaluate additional study eligibility criteria with potential patients.
Start Date  
IRB Number  
Principal Investigator  
Rinaldi, Michael
Contact Name  

For More Information, Contact   Sally  Krueger , RN
Phone:  (704) 355-4797  Fax:  (740) 355-7264 
Address:  1001 Blythe Blvd, MCP M-201
Charlotte, NC 28203