Heart valve surgery

Alternative Names

Valve replacement; Valve repair; Heart valve prosthesis

Definition of Heart valve surgery

Heart valve surgery is used to repair or replace diseased heart valves.

Review

Shabir Bhimji, MD, PhD, Specializing in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Midland, TX. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 5/17/2010

Heart, section through the middle
Heart, front view
Heart valves - anterior view
Heart valves - superior view
Heart valve surgery - series

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