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Is it possible for cardiac ablation cause mitral valve problems?
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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Sure
The mitral valve is a relatively tough structure (it has to be to stand up to 80+ years of brutally forceful contractions) but not tougher than some of the tools used for ablation.
A few rare things can damage the valve, particularly when performing atrial fibrillation ablations. That said, these things are rare. Mitral regurgitation is almost always from another cause. Cheers!

In brief: Sure
The mitral valve is a relatively tough structure (it has to be to stand up to 80+ years of brutally forceful contractions) but not tougher than some of the tools used for ablation.
A few rare things can damage the valve, particularly when performing atrial fibrillation ablations. That said, these things are rare. Mitral regurgitation is almost always from another cause. Cheers!
Dr. John Garner
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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Yes.
Sometimes an ablation around the mitral valve annulus or mitral valve can potentially affect the hemodynamics of the mitral valve.

In brief: Yes.
Sometimes an ablation around the mitral valve annulus or mitral valve can potentially affect the hemodynamics of the mitral valve.
Dr. Charles Jost
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