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Mitral Valve Stenosis And Mitral Valve Replacement

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Treatment of Mitral Valve Stenosis

Mitral valve can be either replaced or repaired in patients with moderate to severe valve stenosis.

Repair can be done during cardiac catheterization. A balloon catheter is placed at the mitral valve site and quickly inflated. This causes the valve to stretch and separate. Blood flow through the valve is thus increased. This procedure is called as “Balloon valvotomy”.

In case of severe Mitral stenosis where balloon valvotomy cannot be performed, mitral valve can be repaired using an open heart procedure called “Open Commissurotomy”. Scar tissues and calcium deposits in and around the valve is removed by the surgeon.

Mitral valve replacement is replacing the diseased mitral valve with an artificial valve. This procedure is opted when the valve is damaged beyond repair.

85% mortality has been documented in patients with about twenty years of symptomatic mitral valve stenosis and no surgical treatment.

Isolated congenital mitral stenosis has good short and long-term results after surgery.

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Patients undergoing mitral valve replacement are susceptible to the following risks. Bleeding, infection, complex reaction to anesthetic. The risk involved in most cases can be determined by the physician and it depends on a variety of factors such as the patient’s age, general condition, specific medical problems and heart functions.

tjavailable Saturday, February 19, 2011
Alternative treatment is Balloon valvuloplasty.Balloon valvuloplasty is performed using a catheter, i.e. a very thin flexible tube which can be inserted into the body, with a balloon at the end. The balloon is put inside the valve and is expanded thus stretching the valve and bringing it back to its normal size. For more info: heart-consult.com/articles.
tjavailable Saturday, February 19, 2011
can you pl guide me what to do i have mitral valve balooning twice after gap of 10 years and presently,I am only 30 years old.I am on acitrom 2 mg [Anticoagulant], metolar 25 mg and Penicilin 10 lacs once in three weeks.I am having feeling of irregular heart beating and sometimes irregular palpitations.I had undergone check up in 2008 june last time everything was ok and there was no need of balloning that time.Is it possible that there may be severe damage only in these two yaers that is between 2008 to 2010.Pl suggest and what could be the situation.
Rahul_5 Friday, October 29, 2010
hallo, i am suffering from mitral valve stenosis for about 3.5jear. am like you help me without operation.
rolando Friday, May 01, 2009
My mother had sucessive surgery. I flew her to NYC to see Dr David Adams ..the worlds greatest in mitral valve repair and replacement. His entire team at Mount Sinai is fabulous. He see patients from around the world.
guest Saturday, October 24, 2009
i am suffering from Mitral stenosis(Moderate-severe)and Mitral regurgitation(Mild-moderate).The disease surfaced some 5/6 months back.i am intrested in the latest non surgical treatment.please guide/help me.thanks with regards,waiting for your reply.
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