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Mitral/Aortic Valve Replacement

Mitral/Aortic Valve Replacement

Mitral/aortic valve replacement is a surgical procedure used to treat mitral regurgitation or stenosis. Heart valve replacement is necessary when heart valves are severely malformed or destroyed. Replacement valve mechanisms fall into two categories: tissue (biologic) valves, which include animal valves and donated human aortic valves, and mechanical valves, which can be metal, plastic or another artificial material.