The surgical management of mitral valve disease

Br J Cardiol 2004;11:42-9 Leave a comment
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We summarise the natural history and pathophysiology of mitral valve stenosis and regurgitation. The indications for surgery, and the various surgical options including mitral valvotomy, mitral valve repair and mitral valve replacement with bioprosthetic and mechanical valves are discussed. The results of surgery for mitral valve disease in the UK are summarised.

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