Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement
525 East 68th Street, M-404
New York, NY 10065
56-45 Main Street, 3S – Room 387
Flushing, NY 11355
263 7th Avenue, Suite 4H
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Mitral valve disorders
Heart valves are flaps of tissue that ensure that blood entering or leaving the heart moves in the right direction, with no backflow. A heart valve can become dysfunctional in two ways: stenosis or insufficiency.
The mitral valve controls blood flow between the heart and the lungs. If the mitral valve dysfunctions, the lungs can become congested with blood. Excess fluid in and around the lungs causes shortness of breath, and backed up fluid causes swelling throughout the body.
Surgical options at Weill Cornell Medicine
Mitral valves can be repaired with surgery. At Weill Cornell Medicine’s Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, our surgeons are experienced in using a variety of techniques to repair and replace all heart valves, including the mitral valve.
Mitral valve repair: Our surgeons have extensive training and experience, which enables them to repair a large percentage of mitral valves, instead of replacing them with prosthetic valves. We specialize in:
Mitral valve replacement: In some cases, the mitral valve is too damaged to repair. Our surgeons offer state-of-the-art replacement options. We specialize in:
Why choose Weill Cornell Medicine for mitral valve surgery?