Evidence suggests that those who are motivated to recover tend to recover more quickly and spend fewer days in the hospital. This, of course, varies depending on the severity of your medical condition. On average, those who have mitral valve surgery can expect to remain in the hospital for 5 to 10 days post-procedure. The first 48 hours are spent on an intensive care unit (ICU) with the remainder of the hospital stay spent in a specialized cardiac care unit (intermediate care), or a regular bed.
Those who have had the MitraClip procedure are, on average, discharged from the hospital 24 to 48 hours post-procedure, barring any complications.