Surgical Repair of a Valve in Delhi, India

Surgical Repair of a Valve

Surgical repair of a valve is a procedure to treat heart valve diseases. A heart valve disease is
characterized when there is at least one of the four heart valves is not working properly. The heart
valve manages the flow of blood in the correct direction through your heart.
The four valves in the heart are mitral valve, tricuspid valve, pulmonary valve, and aortic valve. Each of the valves has flaps which are known as leaflets for the mitral and tricuspid valves and these are called cusps for the aortic and pulmonary valves. These flaps open and close with each of the heartbeat. When the valves don’t function properly (open and close), it disrupts blood flow through your heart to your body.
The surgeon repairs or replaces your affected heart valves. There are multiple types of surgical
approaches that can be used to repair or replace heart valves, which include open-heart surgery or
minimally invasive surgery for the heart. These treatments are based on multiple conditions such as
your age, your health, affected heart valve’s condition and the severity of it.

There Are Majorly Two Types of Heart Valve Surgery:

  • Annuloplasty – It is a procedure to tighten the ring around a heart valve. It is performed when either you have an enlarged heart or you have a leaky valve.
  • Valvuloplasty – It is also known as balloon valvuloplasty, a narrowed opening of a heart valve is
    repaired in this procedure. It is performed when the valve flaps get thick, stiff or fuse together and cause the reduction of the blood.

Your Doctor May Recommend A Surgical Repair of A Valve For The Following Conditions:

  • To patch the holes in a valve.
  • Reconnection of the valve flaps.
  • To remove excess valve tissue
  • Replacing cords that support the valve to repair the structural support
  • Separation of fused flaps
  • Tightening of the ring around the valve

Risks Associated With Surgical Repair

  • Bleeding
  • Heart attack
  • Infection
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Stroke

Opinion based on American heart association guidelines

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