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Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Replacement

Background

Mitral valve surgery is surgery to either repair or replace the mitral valve in your heart.

Blood that comes from the lungs enters the left atrium of the heart and crosses into the left ventricle. The mitral valve between these two chambers makes sure that the blood keeps moving forward. When the mitral valve is hardened (calcified), it prevents the blood from moving forward. When the mitral valve is too loose, the blood tends to flow backwards. Both of these conditions cause symptoms and may require mitral valve surgery.

Why is surgery performed?

Minimally invasive surgery may be done for these reasons:

Benefits

Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery is done through much smaller surgical cuts than the large cuts needed for open surgery.

There are several different ways to perform minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.

During Surgery

During replacement surgery. Your surgeon will remove your mitral valve and sew a new one into place. There are two main types of new valves:

Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Replacement

Background

Mitral valve surgery is surgery to either repair or replace the mitral valve in your heart.

Blood that comes from the lungs enters the left atrium of the heart and crosses into the left ventricle. The mitral valve between these two chambers makes sure that the blood keeps moving forward. When the mitral valve is hardened (calcified), it prevents the blood from moving forward. When the mitral valve is too loose, the blood tends to flow backwards. Both of these conditions cause symptoms and may require mitral valve surgery.

Why is surgery performed?

Minimally invasive surgery may be done for these reasons:

Benefits

Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery is done through much smaller surgical cuts than the large cuts needed for open surgery.

There are several different ways to perform minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.

During Surgery

During replacement surgery. Your surgeon will remove your mitral valve and sew a new one into place. There are two main types of new valves: