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How is a malfunctioning heart valve repaired?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

This is a very open-ended question.
Dependent on the valve involved and the malady, the valve may be repaired or replaced. You have to be a bit more specific.

In brief: Depends

This is a very open-ended question.
Dependent on the valve involved and the malady, the valve may be repaired or replaced. You have to be a bit more specific.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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Dr. Rodney Del Valle
Anesthesiology

In brief: Open vs percutaneous

It can be done during open heart surgery using the by pass machine and keeping the heart at rest without beating.
And in few cases by percutaneous approach, like in aortic stenosis with a contraindication for open heart. It can be replace or repair depending on the severity and condition.

In brief: Open vs percutaneous

It can be done during open heart surgery using the by pass machine and keeping the heart at rest without beating.
And in few cases by percutaneous approach, like in aortic stenosis with a contraindication for open heart. It can be replace or repair depending on the severity and condition.
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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