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Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation

What is Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation

Transcatheter mitral valve implantation is a procedure to replace the aortic valve of the heart.

What is it for?

Transcatheter mitral valve implantation is a non-invasive procedure done to replace a degenerating mitral valve in patients whose valve may not be able to be repaired.

Am I a Candidate?

Transcatheter mitral valve implantation may be an option for patients with severe mitral regurgitation for whom open heart surgery is considered high risk and whose valve may be incapable of repair. Consult your doctor to see if you are a candidate for this procedure.

What does Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation Involve?

Patients undergoing transcatheter mitral valve implantation are given general anesthesia. This procedure involves removing the mitral valve and replacing it. These biological tissue valves require the patient to take blood-thinning medications to prevent blood clots.

Previous Page Last Review Date: May 15, 2019