Leaking or narrowing of valves present problems for your heart. Find out what your surgeon will consider when deciding whether a heart valve repair or replacement is best for you.
A repaired or replaced valve may imitate a healthy, surgically untouched valve. However, it simply is not the same. For your long-term health, you should visit your cardiologist regularly.
Cardiac surgeons at Cleveland Clinic are treating diseases of the heart valves with a variety of techniques that have shortened recovery times, reduced complications and increased patient safety.