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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