What is the most common complication of mitral valve prolapse?

What is the most common complication of mitral valve prolapse?

Potential complications of mitral valve prolapse may include:

  • Mitral valve regurgitation. The mitral valve flaps don’t close tightly.
  • Heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias). Irregular heartbeats may occur if mitral valve prolapse leads to severe regurgitation and swelling of the upper left heart chamber (atrium).

Why do mitral valve repairs fail?

Mitral valve repairs, regardless of underlying etiology and the surgical techniques used to effect repair, can fail for 3 reasons: a deficient surgical technique causing immediate failure, a delayed failure of surgical technique, or the progression of native disease.

What can I expect after mitral valve repair surgery?

You will feel tired and sore for the first few weeks after surgery. You may have some brief, sharp pains on either side of your chest. Your chest, shoulders, and upper back may ache. The incision in your chest may be sore or swollen.

What is the prognosis for mitral valve prolapse?

Mitral valve prolapse has a benign prognosis and a complication rate of 2 percent per year. The progression of mitral regurgitation may cause dilation of the left-sided heart chambers.

How effective is a mitral valve clip?

The MitraClip was safe and significantly reduced mitral regurgitation, with a procedural success rate of 95.8%. However, after 1 year, the rate of the primary end point (all-cause death or unplanned hospitalization for heart failure) and the rates of the individual components were similar in both groups.

Can a heart valve repair fail?

Valve-related repair failure was caused by progressive primary valve disease (27 cases), endocarditis (5 cases), or extensive leaflet retraction (1 case). Repair failure was procedure-related in 70% of patients with degenerative valvular disease versus only 13% of patients with rheumatic valvular disease (p = 0.0001).

How serious is mitral valve repair surgery?

As with any surgical procedure, mitral valve surgery has risks. The most serious complications associated with mitral valve surgery include stroke, placement of a pacemaker, kidney failure, lung failure, and wound infection. Fortunately, these are unusual.

Is it better to repair or replace a mitral valve?

Whenever possible, it’s better to repair the mitral valve rather than replace it.” Mitral valve repair may help you to avoid complications that can occur with mitral valve replacement, including the risk of blood clots with mechanical valves.

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