Mitral Valve Repair Surgery (Commissurotomy) for Mitral Valve Stenosis
How Well It Works
About 80 to 90 out of100 people who have a commissurotomy surgery have successful outcomes and almost immediate symptom relief.Reference 1 Symptoms are relieved because the surgery opens the narrowed mitral valve, allowing blood to flow more easily through the heart.
After 5 years, about 4 to 7 people out of 100 need another mitral valve surgery.Reference 1
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: November 18, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Reference John A. McPherson, MD, FACC, FSCAI - Cardiology