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.
Does mitral valve prolapse run in your family? This common condition often goes undiagnosed, but complications can develop for some people.
Physicians have long espoused the wisdom of preventive medicine — and sometimes, that means having surgery before you think you need it. This is the case with mitral valve regurgitation, a condition that results when the valve leaflets fail to close tightly, letting blood flow backwards in the heart. In most cases, doctors detect early … Read More
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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