Female Patient

HARPOON Beating Heart Mitral Valve Repair System

A new trial of a minimally invasive treatment for severe degenerative mitral regurgitation

Degenerative mitral regurgitation

What is degenerative mitral regurgitation?

Degenerative mitral regurgitation is a condition in which the valve’s two flap-like leaflets and supporting string-like structures (chords) are too stretchy and may even break.

When the heart contracts, the valve’s leaflets may not close correctly. This causes regurgitation, which occurs when blood leaks backward into the left atrium with each heartbeat.


However, some patients may not experience any symptoms at all.

What is the HARPOON system?

The HARPOON system is an investigational device designed to repair the damaged mitral valve on a beating heart.

How does it work?

Echo screening and clinical assessments to determine eligibility
HARPOON procedure performed by a heart surgery team in an operating room

Post-procedure doctor's visits and additional testing

Post-procedure timeline

You may qualify if you:

Talk to your doctor or the clinical trial coordinator about the full list of eligibility criteria.

You may not qualify if you:

Where can I participate?

Continue the conversation with your cardiologist to determine if the RESTORE trial is right for you or find a heart surgeon participating in the trial below.

Find a RESTORE trial site near you

Los Angeles

Keck Medicine of USC

Palo Alto

Stanford University Medical Center


Piedmont Heart Institute


University of Maryland Medical Center


Massachusetts General Hospital

Ann Arbor

University of Michigan Health System

St. Louis

Barnes Jewish / Washington University


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


UPMC/Pinnacle Health Hospitals

Caution: Investigational device. Limited by Federal (United States) law to investigational use. The device is not available for marketing or commercial sale in the United States. Edwards Lifesciences is the sponsor of the RESTORE trial. 

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