Mitral Valve Replacement is the surgical removal of a damaged or dysfunctional mitral valve in the heart and replacing it with a mechanical valve or a pig valve.
The heart's valves perform the important function of ensuring blood flow in the correct direction. The mitral valve directs the flow of blood from the left atrium into the left ventricle, and the aortic valve allows blood to pass from the left ventricle into the aorta.
The tricuspid and pulmonary valves perform the equivalent task on the...
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