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Dr. Steven Guyton
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Mitral Valve Repair (Overview)

Mitral valve repair refers to an operation to correct dysfunction of the mitral valve using tissues of the valve itself rather than replacing the valve with an artificial valve. Often a prosthetic ring is sutured around the valve to support it. Repair is usually done for a leaking valve - mitral regurgitation.


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Does a mitral valve repair last forever?

Does a mitral valve repair last forever?

Depends: Depends on the age of the patient, previous pathology of the valve, final result after surgery, other medical conditions of the patient and so on. Typically repair is done for the mitral valve. In hands of a good surgeon, the right patient could have a very good, long lasting result. But as they say, nothing lasts forever! ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Guyton
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Mitral Valve Repair (Overview)

Mitral valve repair refers to an operation to correct dysfunction of the mitral valve using tissues of the valve itself rather than replacing the valve with an artificial valve. Often a prosthetic ring is sutured around the valve to support it. Repair is usually done for a leaking valve - mitral regurgitation.


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Any sugestions for mitral valve repair pain?

Any sugestions for mitral valve repair pain?

Incisional pain?: I'm guessing you mean incisional pain. Most patients require some form of narcotic pain medication for the first two weeks after surgery. Sometimes an anti inflammatory medication is added for additional pain relief. ...Read more

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Living with Mitral Valve Prolapse (Tip)

Living with Mitral Valve Prolapse

For most people mitral prolapse is asymptomatic and requires only good life habits. ...See more

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Living with Mitral Valve Prolapse (Checklist)

Exercise regularly
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Avoid tobacco, alcohol and caffiene
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See your cardiologist regularly
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Where to obtain mitral valve repair outside the us?

5000? No way: The average reimbursement for valve repair in the us is probably between 1200 and 2000 per case depending on location and type of insurance. You then take that money and pay taxes, office staff, office costs and in the end your not left with much. Really! ...Read more

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Is minimally invasive mitral valve repair available?

Is minimally invasive mitral valve repair available?

Yes but depends...: Yes smaller incision approach from the side of the chest rather than splitting the sternum as well as robotic surgery are available in certain centers and would depend upon the complexity of repair and any other procedures that may have to be done at same time such as bypass surgery. Discuss with your surgeon about pros and cons of various approaches. ...Read more

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Living with Mitral Valve Prolapse (Tip)

Living with Mitral Valve Prolapse

It's extremely common and its an over diagnose condition. You can live a perfect normal life with it. ...See more

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What is the definition or description of: mitral valve repair?

Not a replacement: Mitral valve repair refers to an operation to correct dysfunction of the mitral valve using tissues of the valve itself rather than replacing the valve with an artificial valve. Often a prosthetic ring is sutured around the valve to support it. Repair is usually done for a leaking valve - mitral regurgitation. ...Read more

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Living with Mitral Valve Prolapse (Tip)

Living with Mitral Valve Prolapse

Avoid stimulants: caffeine, alcohol, decongestants such as pseudoephedrine. Usually labeled 'd'. ...See more

Dr. James Lin
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Valve (Definition)

A valve is a structure that regulates the direction of flow. The heart is a special kind of pump. It moves blood by squeezing and relaxing. There are 4 chambers and each chamber has a valve. This keeps blood from moving backwards when the heart squeezes. When a chamber squeezes it lets the blood move forward but when the chamber is relaxed it prevents the blood from ...Read more