Oakland Gardens, NY
A 58-year-old female asked:
Can repairs to enlarged mitral, atrial and aortic valves be done in a single surgery?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: I doubt that, but it will depend on the actual problem you are having with those. A consult with a heart surgeon is what you need.
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Thoracic Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: The more valves that are involved the higher the risk. Or if there is coronary artery disease in addition to valve disease operative risk is increased.
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Cardiology 19 years experience
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Last updated May 16, 2014
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