Aug 22, 2008

Mitral Valve

Repair of the mitral valve surgery, conducted at the University of Maryland Medical Center specializes in the surgical treatment of valvular disease, including the repair of mitral valve surgery. With the latest technology, Maryland Heart Center is a leader in mitral valve repair. About 92 percent of patients in the Heart Center will have its valve repaired rather than replaced. That is well above the national average, where normally 55 percent of patients have their valve repaired. This technology can reduce the risk of stroke, and freedom from long-term treatment with anticoagulants.

Maryland Heart Center first surgeons recommend repairs the valve rather than replacing. If a patient is not a good candidate for mitral valve repair, their experienced surgeons are carrying out mitral valve replacement with various types of artificial valves including mechanical (metal) valves and tissue valves.

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