MitraClip for Heart Conditions

Mitral Valve Repair for People With Heart Failure

Service Type
Body

Surgery can successfully treat mitral valve regurgitation. Mitral valve regurgitation is a leak in your mitral valve that causes blood to go in the wrong direction. The traditional open-heart operation closes the leaking valve in your heart. 

However, if you have both mitral valve regurgitation and heart failure, surgery to repair your mitral valve is very risky. You must rely on medication as your only treatment for tiredness, trouble breathing and other symptoms. This can be difficult. Medication by itself doesn’t always work.

Clinical Practice Terms
Michael Ragosta III

Michael Ragosta III, MD

Title:
Professor
Division:
Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location:
Heart and Vascular Center
Phone:
434.243.1000
D. Scott Lim

D. Scott Lim, MD

Title:
Associate Professor
Division:
Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiology: Pediatric
Primary Location:
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic
Phone:
434.243.1146
Leora T Yarboro

Leora T Yarboro, MD

Title:
Associate Professor
Division:
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Primary Location:
Heart and Vascular Center
Phone:
434.924.2158
Sula Mazimba

Sula Mazimba, MD, MPH

Title:
Assistant Professor
Division:
Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location:
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Center
Phone:
434.243.1000
Kenan W Yount

Kenan W Yount, MD

Title:
Assistant Professor
Division:
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Primary Location:
Cardiac Surgery Clinic