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Septal Myecotomy and mitral valve


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  • Septal Myecotomy and mitral valve

    Hello ,
    i am asking people who perform septal myecotomy procedure
    does they perform mitral valve replacement or repair with the procedure or not ? thanks

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    Yes, they do it if necessary.

    Myectomy on Feb. 5, 2007.


    • #3
      Often times the Mitral valve functions improperly just because of its position in relation to the enlarged septum. In this type of case, the Mitral valve may return to normal function after the myectomy without any other intervention. If there is structural damage to the Mitral valve, a repair to the valve would be the first choice, replacement of the valve second choice. This is why having myectomy done at a COE with a good surgical program is important. Decisions must be made in stages sometimes during the myectomy surgery itself. The Surgeon may not be able to predict repair vs replacement until he sees the valve.
      After years of symptoms:
      Officially Diagnosed HOCM 2006
      Myectomy 3/11/13 at non-COE
      Extended Myectomy 7/23/14
      At Mayo with Dr. Joseph Dearani


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