Treatment Options for Heart Valve Disease

Heart valve disease may be treated with medication, minimally invasive procedures, or open-heart surgery. If your doctor determines that heart valve repair or replacement is the best treatment for you, there are a variety of Medtronic products designed to address heart valve disease.

Heart Valve Repair

Heart valve repair is a surgical or minimally invasive procedure that corrects a heart valve that is not functioning properly. Heart valve repair usually involves the heart valve leaflets that open and close to pump blood through the heart. In some cases, your doctor may find that repairing your heart valve is the best way to treat your heart valve disease.

Heart Valve Replacement

When repair is not an option, replacing your damaged heart valve may be the most effective treatment for your condition. Heart valve replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces a damaged valve.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2010

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