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Heart valve repair is a surgical procedure used to correct a malfunctioning heart valve.

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What is the medical term meaning surgical repair of a valve?

Surgical repair of a valve is normally just referred to as Heart Valve Surgey, although its technical name is valvoplasty or valvuloplasty. There are many ways to repair a heart valve. They can go in through the groin and blow the valve up with a balloon, or repair a torn part of the valve. They can also do open heart surgery and replace a valve completely (usually with a pig valve or a metal valve).

What is the term for surgical repair of a heart valve?


What are the possible complications of heart valve repair?

As with any invasive surgical procedure, hemorrhage, infarction, stroke, heart attack, and infection are all possible complications of heart valve repair.

What happens during heart valve repair surgery?

During valve repair surgery, the patient's heart is stopped, and his/her blood is circulated outside of the body through an extracorporeal bypass circuit

Which procedures require an incision to be made in the actual heart?

Valve Repair

What is mitral valve replacement?

Mitral valve repair is a surgical procedure used to improve the function of a stenotic (narrowed), prolapsed, or insufficient mitral valve of the heart.

How do you repair a heart valve without surgery?

By using transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) which is an alternative to surgery for those patients who don’t have the option of open heart surgery.

What is the purpose of heart valve repair?

To correct damage to the mitral, aortic, pulmonary, or tricuspid heart valves caused by a systemic infection, endocarditis, rheumatic heart disease, a congenital heart defect, or mitral and/or aortic valve disease.

Can a heart valve repair itself?

No, not ordinarily. For significant valvular disorders, surgery is usually required.

What is cpt code for open heart repair of mitral valve with use of cadiopulmonary by pass?


Why would someone need mitral valve repair surgery?

If a mitral valve is in prolapse which means it does not close and open properly it would be in need of repair. Mitral valve prolapse is usually caused by high blood pressure or genetic heart diseases.

What Heart valve in back of the heart?

Mitral Valve

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