Our experts are experienced in treating all types of mitral valve disease and perform the most mitral valve procedures in the mid-Atlantic region.
Innovative Surgical Treatment for
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral valve disease occurs when the mitral valve fails to open and close properly. This can cause blood to flow backward through the valve (regurgitation) or the valve can become narrowed (stenosis), which makes the heart work harder to pump blood to the body.
Our team has expertise in all types of mitral valve disease and provide comprehensive repair and replacement for all patients.
Why Choose Johns Hopkins for
Mitral Valve Replacement or Repair
Advanced Surgical Techniques
We provide a specialized approach to mitral valve surgery, we are the only program in the region that uses the translocation technique to treat mitral valve regurgitation.
We collaborate with structural heart experts, pediatric and other cardiac surgeons to create a comprehensive treatment plan for you.
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
When the mitral valve doesn't close properly it can cause a leakage, where blood flows backward into your heart instead of outward to the rest of your body.
Learn more about mitral valve regurgitation.
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral valve stenosis occurs when the mitral valve is narrowed and doesn't open properly which can lead to a lack of blood flow to the left ventricle of the heart (main chamber where the heart pumps).
Learn more about mitral valve stenosis.
Mitral Valve Prolapse
When the one or both of the valve flaps of the mitral valve are enlarged they may turn inward and cause mitral valve regurgitation.
Learn more about mitral valve prolapse.
Patient Resources Mitral Valve Repair or Replacement Surgery Overview
Your surgeon will determine which procedure is best to treat your mitral valve condition.
Mitral Valve Repair
This procedure repairs a diseased mitral valve using several techniques to treat all types of valve disease. Patient outcomes are often more successful compared to mitral valve replacement surgery.
Mitral Valve Replacement
This procedure involves replacing a diseased mitral valve with an artificial valve which is either mechanical or created from other biological tissue. Mitral valve replacement is usually the last resort of treatment.