When mitral valve repair is done, is it the same process a annupolsty ring is inserted the same way as adults?

Depends. Mitral has two leaflets and an annulus-doorframe which holds the base of the valves. Cords, valve, annulus can all be abnormal. The repairs are specific to the patient and the valve pathology. Creative and may include neo cords, resections, and almost all with a ring annuloplasty.

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After mitral valve repair with annuloplasty ring and health is good with trivial regurgitation is there any evidence in betablockers for life? Jay

No. I suspect you were put on a beta blocker after surgery for atrial arrhythmias (especially atrial fibrillation) which is very common in the first few months after mitral repair surgery. But once you're fully healed (6 months), if you're not having any dysrhythmia and your blood pressure is controlled, you won't need beta blockers any longer. If your BP is up, a different drug could be used anyway. Read more...

3 yrs after mitral valve repair annuloplasty ring after healing over the ring is complete overall risk of IE? Take amoxicillin for Dental cleaning.

No. The idea of antibiotic before dental work was to counter the known spike of bacteria from the teeth. It has never been proved to be a way to reduce endocarditis. You may as well take it every time you brush your teeth. The most common wisdom is that there is more harm than good from use of antibiotic before the dentist if you have a heart valve issue or an artificial joint. Read more...

Is annuplosty ring put in around valve done for mitral valve repair the best way for a surgeon to repair your mitral valve if leaking.

Depends. Annuloplasty does help to spare and preserve the intrinsic valve. So that is a benefit. Alternative procedures include total valve replacement. There are no guarantees on either procedure. Discuss all options with your cardiologist and surgeon. Read more...
Yes. Mv repair involves anuloplasty ring, they will do additional repair depending on the valve eg; if there is flair chord they will fix it, if there is prolapse or flail leaflet, they cut part of it and repair it etc. Read more...

When a mitral valve repair is done how come all the leakage you had isnt completely eliminated they told me they still see little leakage after repair?

Mitral valve. Mitral repair usually isn't perfect, but then neither is normal mitral valve function. A little bit of mitral regurg is often seen on echo in many of us, post repair it isn't unusual to have some but lots less than caused the surgery. Generally it isn't problematic. Read more...

I had mitral valve repair done. Why do I still have some leakage? Worrying me, do all repairs still have leakage.

Typical. Typically, following surgery for mitral valve insufficiency, there is at least mild residual mitral valve insufficiency. It is almost impossible to repair a mitral valve in such a way that there is no detectable residual mitral insufficiency. If there is only mild mitral insufficiency postoperatively, the repair is typically durable. Read more...
Yes. Mitral valve repair is designed to reduce or eliminate regurgitation. The goal is no leakage, but a small amount of leakage is acceptable. The durability of the repair determines whether the leaking gets worse over time. Read more...