Examining Your Choices for Central Coast Heart Valve Repair

If you have had a cardiovascular treatment that has helped diagnose a mitral valve disease, your doctor may recommend heart valve repair on the Central Coast of California. 

At Dignity Health Central Coast, our heart doctors are dedicated to a philosophy of care, dignity, and respect. Find a Doctor to see if heart valve repair surgery is right for you.


Heart Valve Repair Procedures at Dignity Health Central Coast

If your heart valve is not badly damaged, you may be eligible for a heart valve repair procedure, instead of a more invasive heart valve replacement.

Your Dignity Health Central Coast cardiothoracic surgeon can explain the benefits of heart valve repair in detail for:

  • Preventing blood from seeping back into your heart because the valve is leaking
  • Reshaping an oddly shaped valve that isn’t working correctly
  • Removing fat or other material deposited on your heart valve and causing it to not work correctly

Your doctor will determine whether you are a candidate for minimally invasive heart valve repair or open heart valve surgery. Minimally invasive heart valve surgery is performed with a catheter or through a small incision. Open heart valve surgery involves opening the chest wall to repair your heart valve.


Recovery After Heart Valve Repair Surgery

Valve repairs are major surgeries and are done at one of our Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals. With heart valve repair procedure, you can plan to stay overnight at a specialized heart care unit at: 

You may experience pain at the site of your repair for a few days to a few weeks after surgery. Heart valve repair surgery recovery can take four to six weeks. Your doctor will provide a personalized treatment plan for your recovery that will include exercise and healthy eating.

Get in touch with a Dignity Health Central Coast cardiovascular surgeon to learn more.

Dignity Health’s quality heart care specialists can help you regain a more active life with heart valve repair surgery on the Central Coast of California.