Mitral valve disease is widespread among women with mitral valve prolapse, a condition characterized by a “floppy valve” that causes this valve to leak. The loss is described by medical terms like “mitral insufficiency or mitral regurgitation (MR). When the loss is severe, a mitral valve repair is indicated and can be performed through a small incision hidden in the folds of the skin under the breast.
There are several elements that make it a top choice.
A mitral valve repair is much better than a substitution, because you get to keep the valve for the rest of your life instead of having replaced with a prosthetic valve that requires the use of blood thinners or a repeat operation years later.
This chest small incision causes less bleeding with very few patients that require blood transfusion
The surgical wound heals rapidly and with little pain
The position of the fold of skin scar under right breast makes this virtually scarless
Wound infection is almost unheard of
Most patients recover fast enough to go home in two or three days and back to work in two weeks
The vast majority of women and men suffering from this condition is suitable for the operation of minimally invasive mitral valve repair and should not settle for anything less. If your local doctors and surgeons can’t offer these less invasive options, you might want to consider a second opinion in a minimally invasive heart surgery respectable, even if it means traveling outside the State. An experienced heart surgeon can perform a repair rather than replacement in over 95% of cases and use a minimally invasive technique in most of his patients.
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Dr. John b. Clump is a “superspecialist” in minimally invasive mitral valve repair, aortic valve replacement, Coronary Bypass Surgery, ASD and repairs the resection of atrial myxoma, familial. Currently runs a busy practice of cardiothoracic surgery renowned nationwide, where he takes care of many patients from the Cleveland Area and the rest of the country.