Ask Dr. Suri: Is A Specialist Needed for Mitral Valve Re-Repair?

Mitral valve repair (also known as mitral valve reconstruction) is unique type of heart valve procedure that preserves the patient's own tissue and restores the normal functioning of the mitral leaflets and annulus. That said, mitral valve repair is considered the "gold standard" for mitral valve disease procedures. While the procedure can last the patient's lifetime, there are situations where the mitral valve repair may fail. In this video, Dr. Rakesh Suri addresses whether-or-not patients should find a mitral valve specialist to perform a complex mitral valve re-repair. (Video posted on February 24, 2020)