Video: Mitral valve repair surgeryBy Mayo Clinic staff
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.
- Mitral valve repair. Society of Thoracic Surgeons. http://www.sts.org/sections/patientinformation/valvesurgery/mitralvalverepair/?CFID=26127892&CFTOKEN=78926101. Accessed June 29, 2011.