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Mitral Valve Repair, Closed Method (Under the armpit)

It is proven that valve repair is the best method for Mitral Valve Insufficiency. Whether it is rheumatic or degenerative, mitral valve has to be repaired if it is possible. Long-term clinical studies show that the healthiest and the most effective method with less complication is the “Repair” method.

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What is Mitral Valve Surgery? Is it dangerous?

Valves situate between cardiac chambers or between cardiac chambers and main veins and they regulate blood flow according to heart’s pumping characteristic. There are 4 valves in the heart. Aortic and mitral valves are on the left side and they pump oxygenic arterial blood to the body and tricuspid and pulmonary valves are on the right side of the heart and they pump venous blood to lungs.

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Surgical Methods for Aortic Valve Replacement

​We perform Aortic Valve Replacement with 3 different methods: Open-Heart Surgery (Sternotomy), Closed-Heart Surgery (under armpit) Micro Surgery Method (3-4cm) and TAVI Method.

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What is Aortic Aneurysm (Dilation) ?

Aorta is the biggest vein in human body. It transfers arterial blood from the heart to all organs which makes it “main blood line”. Considering height and weight of the person, it carries 3 to 6-7 lt. of blood in a minute. There is a certain pressure (80 - 140 mmHg) while transferring the blood depending on heart’s beat rate and structure. We call it tension. Aorta may enlarge silently in the body due to various reasons. It should be diagnosed early.

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