Heart valve surgery
Heart valve surgery is used to repair or replace diseased heart valves. It is an open heart surgery to replace or repair one of four heart valves. In heart valve disease, at least one of the four heart valves that keep blood flowing in the correct direction through your heart doesnt function properly.These valves include the mitral valve, tricuspid valve, pulmonary valve and aortic valve. The aortic valve is the most common valve to be replaced. The mitral valve is the most common valve to be repaired. Only rarely is the tricuspid valve or the pulmonic valve repaired or replaced.
There are three common types of heart valve procedures.
1. Open heart surgery to repair or replace a valve.
2. Valvuloplasty (using a balloon to widen a narrowed heart valve).
3. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI).
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