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Mitral Valve Repair

General Information

Mitral valve repair is a minimally invasive treatment option for mitral valve disease, including mitral valve stenosis and mitral valve prolapse. The other common treatment, mitral valve replacement, is an open-heart surgery that replaces the entire valve. Having the valve repaired instead of being replaced offers a quicker recovery and doesn’t require lifelong medication.

As part of our complete Heart & Vascular care, Goshen Heart & Vascular Center offers mitral valve repair in Goshen, IN, for patients throughout Elkhart County and nearby communities. Talk to your doctor about mitral valve repair or call (574) 537-5000 for a referral.

Treatment for mitral valve disease at Goshen Heart & Vascular Center

Depending on the severity of the valve damage, heart valve repair can be a minimally invasive procedure. This means you’ll spend less time recovering and have fewer side effects after surgery. Not everyone is a good candidate for this interventional procedure, so talk to your doctor about your options.

Our expert cardiologists are trained in repairing damaged mitral valves in three common ways:

  1. Balloon valvuloplasty - This procedure corrects narrowing valves. It involves inserting a balloon into the valve to open it for improved blood flow.
  2. Valve repair - Your surgeon will use small incisions to reshape or rebuild the valve flaps.
  3. Ring annuloplasty - To provide support for the valve flaps, your surgeon will stitch an annuloplasty ring around the edges of the mitral valve.

Recovering after mitral valve repair

After mitral valve repair, you’ll be back on your way to doing the things you love without the symptoms to stop you. During your recovery, which can take up to 12 weeks, you may participate in personalized Rehabilitation Therapy, which will help strengthen your heart. Your doctor may also use heart diagnostics to monitor your recovery and improvement after surgery.

Mitral valve repair can restore your energy and relieve painful symptoms. Talk to your doctor about our innovative approach to treating heart conditions or call (574) 537-5000 for a referral.

Goshen Heart & Vascular Center uses the latest technology to offer mitral valve repair in Goshen, IN.

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