Surgeon Insights: Will I Need Mitral Valve Surgery?
Patients diagnosed with mitral regurgitation are often confused about the potential need for surgery given the variant and progressive nature of mitral regurgitation. In this special video interview, Dr. Marc Gerdisch, Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis, Indiana, addresses the prevalence of mitral valve prolapse, the indicators for disease progression, and the need for mitral valve surgery for patients with mild, moderate and severe mitral regurgitation. (Video posted on April 6, 2022)
Dr. Marc Gerdisch
Chief, Cardiac Surgery