Surgeon Q&A: Can A Patient Have A Healthy Heart With Multiple Leaking Valves?

Many patients at struggle with multiple forms of heart valve disease. As a result, patients may need to have one, two or three valves operated on at some point in their lives. In this video, Dr. Patrick McCarthy, Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Northwestern Medicine, addresses a patient question about heart valve disease and heart health. So you know, Dr. McCarthy is a heart valve guru having performed over 10,000 cardiac procedures. That said, if anyone can answer this question, Dr. McCarthy is a great resource to learn from. (Video posted on November 7, 2012)

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Patrick McCarthy, MD

Chief, Cardiac Surgery
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

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