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Fixing a Floppy Mitral Valve (Video)


Heart SurgeryOf all the heart valves, the mitral valve is the one repaired most often. That’s usually because of a leak called valve regurgitation. The good news is: There are a couple of effective ways to fix a “floppy” valve. In this whiteboard session, Cleveland Clinic thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon A. Marc Gillinov, MD, explains what causes mitral valve prolapse and common surgical methods of fixing it.