Mitral valve repair surgery

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Mitral valve repair surgery

                       

Here's one way a leaky mitral valve can be repaired. First, the failed segment of your valve that doesn't close properly is removed, then the doctor brings the cut edges together and cinches down the circumference to fix the leak.

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Last Updated: 2011-09-23
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