Cardiac Valve Replacement & Repair

Heart valve surgery is used to repair or replace diseased heart valves. Heart valves surgery may be recommended if the patient have a narrowing of the heart (regurgitation).

The surgery is an open heart surgery that is done while you are under general anesthesia. A cut is made through the breast bone ( sternum). Your blood is routed away from your heart to a heart-lung bypass machine where the machine keeps the blood circulating while your heart is being operated on.

Valves may be repaired or replaced. Replacement heart valves are either natural (biological) or artificial (mechanical)

 

Other Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery services: