Valve Replacement

Overview: Valve replacement is a surgical procedure that removes a faulty valve and replaces it with a mechanical or biological tissue valve.


Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) is often associated with abnormalities of the mitral valve. Many people with HOCM develop mitral regurgitation. This is because the leaflets of the mitral valve do not close properly. As a result blood leaks back into the left atrium. Severe mitral regurgitation can cause symptoms like shortness of breath, fatigue, exercise intolerance, and palpitations. It can also contribute to heart failure. 

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HCMA 6/2021

Valve replacement