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How can the mitral valve be replaced?
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Many options
Depending on pts age as well as the characteristics of the valve, there are many options.
Mitral valve repair -using the pts own valve and perhapse a ring. Mv replacement-the whole valve is replaced by either a mechnical valve pig valve or a bioprosthetic. Another new technology involves catheter based options such as a clip. All types have pros and cons including possible Coumadin (warfarin) therapy.

In brief: Many options
Depending on pts age as well as the characteristics of the valve, there are many options.
Mitral valve repair -using the pts own valve and perhapse a ring. Mv replacement-the whole valve is replaced by either a mechnical valve pig valve or a bioprosthetic. Another new technology involves catheter based options such as a clip. All types have pros and cons including possible Coumadin (warfarin) therapy.
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Dr. Christopher White
Agree. Lots of options and choices. Talk to your doctor.
Dr. Diana Metzger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Surgically
Depending on the problem with the valve, valvulplasty may be considered for a narrowed valve, but most requires open heart surgery for repair or replacement.

In brief: Surgically
Depending on the problem with the valve, valvulplasty may be considered for a narrowed valve, but most requires open heart surgery for repair or replacement.
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