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Can minimally invasive surgery be used to treat mitral valve regurgitation?

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Your doctor could recommend minimally invasive heart surgery to treat mitral valve regurgitation. Instead of opening up your chest, your doctor creates one or more small cuts and works through them. Depending on the kind of procedure, the surgeon may use a robotic arm or a long, flexible tube called a thoracoscope that holds a tiny video camera.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic, “Mitral Valve Regurgitation Overview,” “Diagnosis,” “Treatment.”

Mokadam, N. , published online 2011. Texas Heart Institute Journal

CardioSmart: “Mitral Valve Regurgitation.”

Beaumont: “Heart & Vascular.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Valvular Heart Disease.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Heart-healthy eating,” “What Is Physical Activity,” “How Is Heart Valve Disease Treated?”

American Heart Association: “Understanding Your Heart Valve Treatment Options.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic, “Mitral Valve Regurgitation Overview,” “Diagnosis,” “Treatment.”

Mokadam, N. , published online 2011. Texas Heart Institute Journal

CardioSmart: “Mitral Valve Regurgitation.”

Beaumont: “Heart & Vascular.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Valvular Heart Disease.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Heart-healthy eating,” “What Is Physical Activity,” “How Is Heart Valve Disease Treated?”

American Heart Association: “Understanding Your Heart Valve Treatment Options.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

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