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Heart Valve Repair Surgery

Posted On: 05-28-2015
Heart Valve Repair Surgery

What is Heart Valve Repair Surgery?

During heart valve repair surgery, a damaged or malfunctioning heart valve is repaired so that it is able to open or close more efficiently.

Also Known As:

  • Heart surgery

Conditions Treated with Heart Valve Repair Surgery:

Heart valve repair surgery may be utilized in cases of congenital valve disorder, bicuspid aortic valve, myxomatous valve disease, heart valve disease and a valve that has been damaged due to rheumatic fever or bacterial infection.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Heart Valve Repair Surgery:

There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to heart valve repair surgery. Balloon angioplasty valvuloplasty is a surgical alternative to the procedure.

Anesthesia with Heart Valve Repair Surgery:

Heart valve repair surgery is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Heart Valve Repair Surgery:

Possible risks following heart valve repair surgery include scarring, infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.

Recovery from Heart Valve Repair Surgery:

Total recovery from heart valve repair surgery takes six to eight weeks.

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