Mitral Valve

What are Conditions of the Mitral Value?

The mitral valve is the second most commonly diseased valve requiring operation. For most patients the pathophysiology is an insufficient or “leaky” valve. Mitral stenosis is common in the developing world where Rheumatic Fever still is prevalent.

Mitral Insufficiency
Etiology
Natural History
Sign and Symptoms
Treatment
     Medical
     Surgical – Traditional
                    Minimally Invasive
Robotic
Advances
Indications for operation
Results of operation should always be repair

Mitral Stenosis
Etiology
Natural History
Signs and symptoms
Treatment
Medical
Surgical – Traditional
Minimally Invasive
Robotic
Advances
Indications for operation