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What is done to correct mitral valve insufficiency?

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Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on severity

The vast majority of patients with mitral regurge can be treated medically.
However, when the leak is severe, a more agressive approach is often needed. The mitral valve in this case can be either repaired or replaced. This is done to treat or prevent heart failure. There are several studies that indicated that repair is preferable to replacement.

In brief: Depends on severity

The vast majority of patients with mitral regurge can be treated medically.
However, when the leak is severe, a more agressive approach is often needed. The mitral valve in this case can be either repaired or replaced. This is done to treat or prevent heart failure. There are several studies that indicated that repair is preferable to replacement.
Dr. Robert Binford
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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Mitral valve insuffciency, or mitral regurgitation (mr) can range from trivial to severe.
Trivial mr may need nothing more than surveillence. Moderate mr may respond well to medical therapy. Moderately severe to severe mr may require a surgical valve repair or replacement. Studies are currently underway to look at percutaneous methods to repair the mitral valve as well.

In brief: Depends

Mitral valve insuffciency, or mitral regurgitation (mr) can range from trivial to severe.
Trivial mr may need nothing more than surveillence. Moderate mr may respond well to medical therapy. Moderately severe to severe mr may require a surgical valve repair or replacement. Studies are currently underway to look at percutaneous methods to repair the mitral valve as well.
Dr. Michael Fenster
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