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A 32-year-old male asked:

What is the possibility of future cardiac intervention once mitral valve replaced(mechanical)?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No different: It's no differenct than someone whose mitral valve hasn't been replaced. If you need something to be done and your general health is otherwise okay, it should be done. Naturally, one would prefer to avoid a second open chest surgery, so percutaneous approaches are first considerations, but redos are possible.

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Last updated Jul 23, 2013

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