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Read about the experiences of patients who received a heart valve replacement.
Bring this list of questions about heart valve disease treatment to your next appointment with your doctor—and be sure to take notes during your conversation.
Understanding Different Heart Valve Repair Options
Depending on the type of heart valve disease you have and its severity, your doctor may find that repairing your heart valve is the best treatment for you.
Common heart valve repair techniques
Your doctor may use one of the following common techniques to repair your heart valve:
See the difference between valvuloplasty, commissurotomy and annuloplasty heart valve repair techniques.
Minimally invasive techniques
In some cases, surgeons can perform heart valve repair with less invasive techniques than the conventional open-chest procedure. If you require multiple cardiac procedures, minimally invasive heart valve surgery may not be an option for you. Your doctor and care team will be able to tell you if minimally invasive techniques are your best course of treatment.