Heart Repair

The mitral valve is one important component of the heart. In some cases of congenital anomalies, this may have some problems, either being too slow to move (too stiff) or too loose. This also happens in some cases of acquired heart conditions especially in elderly patients.

One option for these cases is to do a mitral valve repair. This is an open heart procedure and should be done by cardiothoracic surgeons who are especially trained to do such advanced, delicate procedures.

Sometimes the damage is simply too great that the only other option is to do a mitral valve replacement.

It's always prudent to look for the right doctor for the job, but more than that, we should always remember that we, as patients, should be proactive in looking after our health, observing the proper diet and the proper habits, so that we could have a better quality of life.