When is mitral valve repair preferred over replacement surgery?
Together with your doctor, you will decide if it is better to opt for mitral valve repair or for a replacement surgery based on your necessities.
Both procedures entail certain advantages, but each one is more suitable in particular circumstances. Your doctor will be able to tell which one is more appropriate for you.
Mitral valve repair is typically preferred in patients with valve prolapse or regurgitation. This option helps them avoid blood thinning medication and helps preserve the left ventricular function better. Mitral valve replacement is necessary if the valve is severely damaged.
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