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What is surgical repair of a heart valve called?

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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology

In brief: Valve repair

Valve replacement.

In brief: Valve repair

Valve replacement.
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Repair

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The mitral valve is usually the valve that is amenable to repair in the adult. The operation is called mitral valve repair or annuloplasty. The aortic valve when stenosed (tight) in a child, can be repaired; but the outcome of repair is not good in the adult population. This valve is usually replaced.

In brief: Repair

Not sure what is being asked here.
The mitral valve is usually the valve that is amenable to repair in the adult. The operation is called mitral valve repair or annuloplasty. The aortic valve when stenosed (tight) in a child, can be repaired; but the outcome of repair is not good in the adult population. This valve is usually replaced.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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