Mitral Valve Repair Surgery (Commissurotomy) for Mitral Valve Stenosis
What To Think About
Deciding whether you need treatment for mitral valve stenosis—and if so, when—is a major decision. To make this decision, you and your doctor will consider the severity of your mitral valve stenosis, the possibility that it will get worse, and the risks of surgery.
Although most people have successful outcomes from commissurotomy surgery, the risk of death and serious problems during surgery is real. It should be strongly weighed in the decision to replace your valve, particularly if you have other serious health issues.
For more information about valve repair and valve replacement options, see Reference Mitral Valve Stenosis: Repair or Replace the Valve?
|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