Mitral Valve Replacement
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Overview: Mitral valve replacement is a surgery performed to treat diseases of the mitral valve - the valve located between the left heart chambers. MVR may be necessary if your mitral valve is working poorly. Mitral valve repair is possible, but sometimes the valve just needs to be replaced. Mitral valve stenosis and mitral valve regurgitation are two different types of problems that might need valve replacement.
Such valve problems can lead to symptoms like fatigue and shortness of breath. If these symptoms become severe, surgery is an ideal option. The other causes of mitral valve disease include:
Many surgical procedures exist to repair or replace mitral valves, including open-heart surgery or minimally invasive heart surgery.Learn More
You'll receive local anesthesia and be unconscious during the procedure. You will also be connected to a heart-lung bypass machine, which will keep blood flowing through your body as it needs to be.
In MVR surgery, your cardiac surgeon removes the mitral valve and replaces it with a mechanical valve or a valve made from cow, pig or human heart tissue.
Mitral valve replacement surgery can involve risks including:
You will be advised to take diet rich in fruits, vegetables, wholegrains, nuts and seedsLearn Less
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