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Of all the heart valves, the mitral valve is the most commonly repaired.

An operation on the mitral valve is usually required because it is leaking (regurgitation), does not fully open (stenosis), there is prolapse that cannot be treated with medicine, or there is an infection (endocarditis).

Research shows that mitral valve repair is preferable to replacement for patients with a leaking valve and many with narrowed valves. If mitral valve cannot be repaired, replacement may be an option.

However, our team is dedicated to finding a way to salvage your valve, restore its function and protect your heart. 

Mitral Valve Disease Treatments

Patient Stories

When treating mitral valve disease patients, we take a personalized approach, tailoring procedures for each patient. Read and watch stories about patients who were treated for mitral valve disease here at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Mitral Valve FAQs

What is the mitral valve? What symptoms would show if I have mitral valve disease? See answers to these questions and others on our mitral valve FAQs page.