Aortic and Mitral Valve Replacement

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What is Aortic and Mitral Valve Replacement?
Mitral valve surgery is surgery to either repair or replace the mitral valve in your heart. Blood flows from the lungs and enters a pumping chamber of the heart called the left atrium. The blood then flows into the final pumping chamber of the heart called the left ventricle. The mitral valve is located between these two chambers. It makes sure that the blood keeps moving forward through the heart.

During this surgery, the damaged valve is removed and replaced with an artificial valve. The valve replacement is typically an open-heart surgery. the doctor makes a large incision in the chest. Blood is circulated outside of the body through a machine to add oxygen to it (cardiopulmonary bypass or heart-lung machine). The heart may be cooled to slow or stop the heartbeat so that the heart is protected from damage while surgery is done to replace the valve with an artificial valve.

What are the tests required?
The test required before the procedure are:

  • Blood Test
  • ECG
  • Chest X-ray

How much time is required?
The patient needs to stay in the hospital for a week or so and the procedure would take a few hours to be completed.

What is the cost of the procedure?
The cost of the procedure is about 6600 USD.

What is the success rate?
The success rate of AVR/MVR has been around 94%