Mitral Regurgitation Tool
Is surgery recommended for your Mitral Valve Regurgitation? This interactive tool, based on the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association Guidelines for management of mitral valve disease will help determine if it is. The tool asks you several simple questions, considers your answers, and tells you whether you may be a candidate for surgery.
What information will you need? It will be helpful for you to have echocardiogram (echo) and ejection fraction results, but these aren't necessary.
Disclaimer: Please note that we cannot provide treatment recommendations or diagnose your condition. This Valve Surgery Tool is NOT intended to replace the medical advice, treatment or diagnosis of your physician or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition. This Valve Surgery Tool must be considered at all times as an educational, convenience service only and shall not be relied upon nor designed to replace or substitute a physician's independent judgment about the appropriateness or risks of a procedure for a given patient. Cleveland Clinic does not endorse, guarantee the accuracy, adequacy, completeness or availability of any information and is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of this service. Cleveland Clinic does not guarantee the availability or ability to use this service. Please check the Box if you agree to these terms
ACC/AHA Guidelines: The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association developed Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Valvular Heart Disease, based on expert analysis of outcomes data related to the risks and benefits of procedures used for the treatment of valvular heart disease. These guidelines, updated in 2008, are also endorsed by the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons. The guidelines can be found online at Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Mitral Regurgitation: Mitral regurgitation, also called mitral insufficiency is a condition that occurs when the leaflets of the mitral valve do not close completely, letting blood leak backward across the valve. Learn more about heart valve disease.