People who need to have their heart’s mitral valve repaired may be candidates for robotically assisted heart surgery instead of open-heart surgery.
If you have a leaky heart or a failing mitral valve but are not able to undergo open surgery, there are safer treatment options. Learn about the latest in minimally invasive surgery for mitral valve repair or replacement.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Cardiologist Wael Jaber, MD, answers this one about mitral valve disease.
Surgical intervention for mitral valve disease can help, and knowing exactly when to intervene is important. Experience shows that acting earlier results in better outcomes for patients.
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Does mitral valve prolapse run in your family? This common condition often goes undiagnosed, but complications can develop for some people.
The mitral valve in your heart helps to keep your blood moving in the right direction. In some cases, the mitral valve becomes leaky or narrowed and surgery is necessary. Many people in need of mitral valve surgery also have an irregular heartbeat, and a procedure called ablation is often used to correct it. Atrial … Read More
Just as a pilot’s plane needs maintenance for safety, the pilot himself needs regular checkups for his own health—especially when it comes to heart health. With the help of their cardiologists, many pilots can keep their hearts strong and continue to fly. Checking pilots’ health Federal Aviation Administration-authorized aviation medical examiners evaluate pilots and issue … Read More
Cleveland Clinic cardiologists have found that a relatively simple treadmill stress test provides valuable insight about long-term medical outcomes in heart patients with a leaky mitral valve. Patients with a leaky mitral valve and mitral regurgitation – a common defect where a backwash of blood surges between the heart’s left filling and pumping chambers – … Read More