An Extraordinary Response To Ruth’s Question, “What About Mitral Valve Repair Of A Prolapsed Anterior Leaflet?”

I recently received an anxious email from Ruth about mitral valve repair. Ruth writes to me, “I would like to learn more about a prolapsed ANTERIOR leaflet of the mitral valve. I have been told that repair may not be possible. I am terrified… Do you have any information on the risks involved with this type of repair? Thanks, Ruth”

Considering the urgent nature of Ruth’s question, I contacted Dr. David H. Adams — a leading mitral valve repair surgeon from The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. What happened next is quite extraordinary… First, Dr. Adams quickly responded to Ruth with a comforting email. Then, Dr. Adams created a 22-minute video to help patients better understand this type of mitral valve surgery.



I am hopeful this Dr. Adams’ video helped Ruth — and perhaps you — learn more about mitral valve repair — specifically the repair of the anterior leaflet that can result in severe mitral regurgitation. (Personally, I learned a lot from the materials covered in this interesting video.)

Thanks to Ruth for sharing her question with me. And, I would like to offer a HUUUUGE THANK YOU to Dr. Adams and Gideon Sims (Senior Director, Information Technology at Mount Sinai) for creating this incredible, patient-centric video that directly addressed Ruth’s questions. To learn more about mitral valve repair, click here.

Keep on tickin’ Ruth and Dr. Adams!

Adam Pick
Written by Adam Pick

Adam Pick is a patient, author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery and the founder of

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