Mitral valve replacement surgery is an open-heart procedure. The damaged heart valve is removed and replaced with a new valve. There are two types of replacement valve: a mechanical heart valve made from plastic or metal or a bioprosthetic heart valve made from animal tissue.
Current as of:
December 16, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Rakesh K. Pai MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine John A. McPherson MD, FACC, FSCAI - Cardiology Caroline S. Rhoads MD - Internal Medicine
Medical Review:Rakesh K. Pai MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & John A. McPherson MD, FACC, FSCAI - Cardiology & Caroline S. Rhoads MD - Internal Medicine