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Common Mitral Valve Disease FAQs

Heart Valve Disease treatment needs accurate diagnosis, right type of procedure, regular medicine intake and the correct lifestyle modification as per the Cardiologist’s advice. balloon valvotomy mitral stenosis doctor in Delhi

Can Mitral Valve disease be treated by medicines?

If diagnosed in early stgaes, mild mitral valve diseases can be treated or controlled by medications as well. However if the functioning of heart is hampered, mitral valvotomy is required.

What are the symptoms of Mitral Valve Disease?

Shortness of Breath, fatigue and abnormal heart beat are the most common symptoms the patients have. The cardiologist can hear Abnormal heart sounds with a stethoscope as well.

Any Diagnostic Tests required before mitral valvotomy?

Yes, we need to be absoultely sure about the diagnosis before doing the procedure. So a few cardio test such as ECG, Echocardiography etc are peformed to confirm a diagnosis.

What is Balloon MItral Valvotomy?

A small balloon with a valve is inserted through a small incision near your thigh or chest. This balloon is then inflated and the valve gets implanted on the old mitral valve. The balloon is then taken out and the patient is sent to the recovery room.

How much time does it take to perform balloon mitral valvotomy?

It takes around 2 hours for the whole procedure although the main procedure takes less than an hour as Dr Rajiv Agarwal has decades of experience in this procedure.

Do I have to come for follow up after MItral Valve Replacement?

Yes, most patients lead a normal life after getting treated but an expert opinion is required to check for patient recovery and what more can be done to get a better quality of life.

What is a Valve and what function does it serve?

A valve makes sure that the blood flows in one direction only. It prevents the backflow of blood in the upper chambers. There is a total of four valves in the heart. Two are present between the ventricles (lower chambers) and the major blood vessels. There other two valves are situated between the upper chambers (atrium) and the lower chambers (ventricles) of the heart. One is the mitral valve and the other is the tricuspid valve. The Mitral valve is situated between the left upper and lower chamber of the heart. It has two cusps that act as a double door to prevent the backflow of blood. (Balloon valvotomy mitral stenosis doctor in Delhi)

Balloon Mitral Valvotomy or BMV

When the Mitral Valve narrows, it is known as mitral valve stenosis. This narrowing of mitral valve can lead to the accumulation of fluid in the lungs as well.

In this procedure, the narrow mitral valve is widened with the help of a balloon in a minimally invasive procedure. You will be taken to the cath lab and will be given painkillers and medicines to make you drowsy. You will not feel any kind of pain during the procedure.

After giving local anesthesia, a wire or small pipe-like structure known as a catheter is introduced via thigh. This wire is then guided towards the mitral valve inside the heart by making a small hole. Once the wire is on the mitral valve, a balloon that is attached to its tip is inflated. It is inflated and deflated by your cardiologist (Dr Rajiv Agarwal) balloon valvotomy mitral stenosis doctor in Delhi, many times until he is certain that the mitral valve has been widened. The catheter is then withdrawn and the patient will be sent to the recovery room.

How long does the mitral valve procedure take?

It takes less than an hour for the procedure but the preparation time may take more time so it will last for about 2 hours or so.

When will I be able to go home?

You will be able to go home the next day after the mitral valve valvotomy procedure.

What precautions should I take after the Balloon Mitral Valvotomy procedure?

  • A simple tape or dressing will be applied to the site of the incision (on your thigh in most cases) after the procedure.
  • You will be sent to the ward or recovery room after the procedure where you should lie on your back without much movement.
  • Any fever, bleeding from the wound, swelling on the incision site, and severe pain is highly unlikely however if it happens, please report to the clinic.
  • To avoid bleeding from the wound, you can apply gentle pressure on it while coughing, laughing, sneezing, etc.
  • Your lifestyle changes are medications are very important to keep you in a healthy state after the procedure. Make sure you follow all the advice of Dr Agarwal and do come for follow-up visits without fail.

What are the complexities and limitations of the Balloon MItral Valvotomy Procedure?

  • The complexities are the same as of any other cardiac catheterization procedure such as infection and fever which are highly unlikely under the care of Dr Rajiv Agarwal, the best cardiologist in Delhi.
  • The patient will have immediate relief from the symptoms after the surgery, but lifestyle changes and medications need to be taken your whole life to live a healthy life.
  • In rare cases, the valve may open too much and leads to backflow of the blood. This is usually mild and is managed with mediciness only, however there are rare instances of requiring surgery and therefore the procedure is best done in centres with all the back-up.
  • The valvotomy procedure treats the symptoms of the disease but you may need another valvotomy procedure after 10 to 20 years due to restenosis of the mitral valve.

Best Medical Care for Mitral Valve Disease Treatment in Delhi

Genuine Advice

Dr Rajiv Agarwal believes that not every chest pain is heart attack and the patient must be checked thoroughly before reaching a diagnosis. A good diagnosis is the treatment half-done.

Experienced Cardiologist

Dr Rajiv Agarwal is an experienced and skilled heart doctor for all the heart diseases treatment, Coronary Angiography doctor in Delhi, diagnostic procedures, cardiac catheterization, stent placement, pacemaker surgery and LVAD procedure etc.

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