Mitral Valve Repair Surgery
At the left hand of the heart is the mitral valve. It acts as a door to inflow. The role is to let blood flow from the left atrium into the left ventricle. When the valve doesn’t open or close completely, surgery can be necessary. This can make it difficult for blood to enter when the valve is too small. It can cause it to back up, which can cause pressure in the lungs. Blood will leak back into the lungs when the valve does not clos properly. This may be due to a degenerative condition, congenital disorder, virus, or.
The faulty valve is to be replaced by either an artificial metal valve or a biological valve. The metal valve can last for a lifetime but allows blood thinners to be removed from you.
The biological valve lasts between 15 to 20 years, and you won’t be required to take medication that thins your blood.