Surgeon Q&A: How Long Will My Annuloplasty Ring Last After Mitral Valve Repair Surgery?
The advantages of mitral valve repair surgery include freedom from re-operation, no need for patients to use blood thinners, and a return to normal life expectancy. That said, patients have questions about the mitral valve annuloplasty rings used to support the mitral valve annulus. To answer those questions, please watch this video to learn about the durability of annuloplasty rings used during mitral valve repair procedures from Dr. Steven Bolling, the Director of the Mitral Valve Program at the University of Michigan. (Video posted on May 16, 2018)
Dr. Steve Bolling
Director, Mitral Valve Program
Ann Arbor, Michigan