Mitral valve disease refers to a set of conditions that disrupts the function of the mitral valve in your heart. It can affect people of all ages, however, it typically presents in older adults and can range from mild to severe. If left untreated it can lead to further complications so make your heart a priority today. To learn more about our cardiac services please call (831) 462-7707.
What is a mitral valve?
The mitral valve is an important valve. It allows the heart to control blood flow from one chamber to the next so that it can efficiently pump blood out of the heart to the rest of your body.
What are symptoms of mitral valve disease?
Standard symptoms of mitral valve disease include shortness of breath, fatigue and dizziness. A common mistake, however, is that people assume they’re slowing down due to age when in reality it’s something more significant.
Should a mitral valve be repaired or replaced?
Factors such as your age, overall health and medical history will help determine if your mitral valve should be repaired or replaced. Our ultimate goal is to provide the safest, longest lasting solution.
What is robotic-assisted mitral valve surgery?
Robotic-assisted surgery allows the surgeon to better visualize and access the mitral valve by making five small incisions on the chest and utilizing a camera to help guide the procedure.
What are the benefits of robotic-assisted mitral valve surgery?
Some of the benefits associated with robotic-assisted surgery include a faster recovery time, less pain and returning to normal everyday activities sooner.
Who is a candidate for robotic-assisted mitral valve surgery?
Anyone can be a candidate for robotic-assisted mitral valve surgery. Patient safety is a top priority so after undergoing a variety of tests we will assess if it is the best option.
Why choose Dominican Hospital for mitral valve treatment?
At Dominican Hospital we have established a safe, comprehensive and effective cardiac program consisting of a specialized team of experts dedicated to our patient's long term health.