Mitral Valve Replacement Surgery
How Well It Works
After a diseased mitral valve is replaced, the artificial valve works more like a normal valve and allows blood to flow more normally through the heart. Many people feel better and have a better quality of life after surgery.Reference 2
The outcome of mitral valve replacement depends on a person's heart health and overall health, including other health conditions.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: November 29, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Reference John A. McPherson, MD, FACC, FSCAI - Cardiology