NICE has been notified about this procedure and it is part of its work programme. The Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee (IPAC) will consider this procedure and NICE will issue an interventional procedures consultation document about its safety and efficacy for 4 weeks’ public consultation. IPAC will then review the consultation document in the light of comments received and produce a final interventional procedures document, which will be considered by NICE before guidance is issued to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Status In progress
Technology type Procedure
Decision Selected
Process IP
ID number 1882
Description In this procedure, a fabric covered clip device holds a small part of the edges of 2 leaflets together. This still allows blood to flow through the valve in the normal way but reduces the amount of leakage across the valve when the heart contracts. The procedure is done using general anaesthesia and transoesophageal echocardiography guidance. Access is provided through the femoral or jugular vein. The device is delivered through a catheter and secured to the tricuspid valve.

Provisional Schedule

Expected publication 03 August 2022

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Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
17 February 2022 - 17 March 2022 Interventional procedure consultation

For further information on how we develop interventional procedures guidance, please see our IP manual