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Can open heart surgery treat mitral valve regurgitation?

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Open heart surgery is a way to repair or replace your heart valve. Usually, doctors prefer to repair the valve instead of replacing it. If you get a replacement, the valve may be a man-made device or it could come from a pig, a cow, or someone who signed up for organ donation before they died.

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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