In minimally invasive mitral valve repair/least invasive valve (LIV) surgery, the surgeon makes a small incision on the right side of the chest, below the breast fold, and repairs the valve under direct vision. Valve replacement can also be performed through the same type of incision.
Advantages of LIV include reduced trauma from surgery, less blood loss, less chance of infection and faster recovery. The approach has been used in thousands of patients nationwide and can be used to treat both aortic and mitral valve disorders.
Renowned for pioneering aortic surgery techniques, our affiliated surgeons are aggressive in their approach to aortic valve treatment, a condition in which valve replacement is often required. Surgeons at the Heart & Vascular Institute use bioprosthetic heart valves in some patients, an advancement that allows appropriately selected patients to avoid anticoagulant therapy.
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