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.