COVINA, Calif. – Frank Lin, MD, an Emanate Health cardiologist who specializes in structural heart procedures, will speak during a Facebook Live, February 10, 2021, at 11 a.m. about the innovative MitraClip procedure, which is a minimally invasive heart treatment that is saving lives, even during the pandemic. Click on the Emanate Health Facebook page to access Dr. Lin's presentation, which will be held during American Heart Month in February. The event will encourage audience participation to ask questions and receive responses in real time.
"We are very proud to be the first cardiovascular program in the San Gabriel Valley to offer this life-saving procedure," Dr. Lin said. "In most cases, MitraClip patients can go home the next day, experience a shorter recovery period and expect an improved quality of life after fully recovering from the treatment."
The MitraClip treatment is specifically designed for patients who suffer from severe mitral regurgitation but are unable to undergo traditional open heart surgery. Mitral valve regurgitation is a condition in which the heart's mitral valve doesn't close tightly, which allows blood to flow backward in the heart. Symptoms include shortness of breath, fatigue, lightheadedness and a rapid, fluttering heartbeat.
Emanate Health Heart Care Center at Inter-Community Hospital (ICH) in Covina offers the most comprehensive cardiovascular services in the San Gabriel Valley. ICH is officially designated a ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Receiving Center (SRC) and is the leader in treatment times and heart attack survival rates for all of Los Angeles County. The hospital has also received the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award. Emanate Health Queen of the Valley Hospital earned the silver-level award.
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