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How is mitral valve repair done on babies?

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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

The technique depends on the specific issue with the valve.
Some require complete replacement while others require "plasty" which involves repairing the leaflet or ring around the leaflets. Please discuss this more with your child's cardiologist.

In brief: Depends

The technique depends on the specific issue with the valve.
Some require complete replacement while others require "plasty" which involves repairing the leaflet or ring around the leaflets. Please discuss this more with your child's cardiologist.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Depends on what is wrong with the valve, is it an a-v canal valve, tissue quality, associated defects, valve pathology.
The valve may be so wrong that repair is not possible. Sometimes, a mechanical valve may be the only way out.

In brief: Depends

Depends on what is wrong with the valve, is it an a-v canal valve, tissue quality, associated defects, valve pathology.
The valve may be so wrong that repair is not possible. Sometimes, a mechanical valve may be the only way out.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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