Valve Disease

Mitral Valve Surgery

Cleveland Clinic performs mitral valve repair procedures rather than replacement procedures whenever possible. Mitral valve repair is suitable for more than 95% of patients who have mitral valve regurgitation. The procedure is associated with better survival, improved lifestyle, better preservation of heart function, and a lower risk of stroke and infection (endocarditis) compared with mitral valve replacement. Repair procedures also do not require postprocedure anticoagulation therapy.