Mitral Valve Diseases

What are Mitral Valve Diseases?

In mitral valve disease, the valve cannot open and close completely. This situation occurs either with mitral valve stenosis (stenosis), which is characterized by the valve not opening sufficiently as a result of the formation of the condition we call lime in the valve, or with mitral valve insufficiency, which is characterized by the valve not being able to close completely and thus leaking blood back. In such cases, we need to either replace or repair the cover.


In what cases is Mitral Valve Repair Performed?

Repair surgery should always be the first choice in mitral valve diseases. Generally, patients with valve calcification are not suitable candidates for repair. If there is valve insufficiency, mitral valve repair is a better option.


How is Mitral Valve Repair Done?

Mitral valve repair is often performed in suitable patients through small incisions made under the breast on the right side of the chest. In recent years, the opportunity to perform these surgeries through smaller incisions has emerged, especially by using robotic technology. Another method is the classical heart surgery technique that has been used for many years.


Here, the leaflets, chordates and the frame part called the annulus that make up the mitral valve are repaired and the leak is eliminated, mostly using the person’s own tissues, depending on the cause of the disease.