All Smiles After New Procedure

Ronald Lynch and Dr. RicciMitraClip® patient, Rolland Lynch, was all smiles with his interventional cardiologist, Jason Ricci, MD, at his one year follow-up. Lynch suffered from Mitral Regurgitation, which is caused by a leaky heart valve, and was not a candidate for open heart surgery. Thanks to the new minimally-invasive MitraClip procedure available at McLaren Northern Michigan, Lynch is living a more active life. “MitraClip® is a great option for patients who aren’t candidates for open heart surgery to repair or replace the mitral valve,” states Dr. Ricci. “Prior to the clip, patients had limited options and frequently spent their days short of breath.”