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You can work with your doctor to decide whether you want to have your mitral valve repaired or replaced to treat chronic mitral valve regurgitation.
Many things play a role in this decision. These things include:
Your personal feelings are just as important as the medical facts. Talk with your doctor about what matters most to you.
You might decide to have a procedure or surgery if the regurgitation is bad enough that you have symptoms or if it can or has damaged your heart.
If mitral valve repair is an option, it may be done with a surgery or with a catheter procedure. Valve replacement surgery might be done if the valve cannot be repaired.
Current as of: September 7, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Rakesh K. Pai MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
John A. McPherson MD, FACC, FSCAI - Cardiology
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