Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR)
If you have had surgery to replace your mitral valve and now have mitral valve regurgitation, you don't have to travel far for innovative heart surgery. Transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) at Bronson could help you get back to a higher quality of life.
Once this occurs, the valve does not open and close properly. This can cause the valve to leak blood, which can damage your heart. TMVR may be the best option for you because it does not require open-heart surgery, which means less recovery time for your body.
How to learn if TMVR is right for you
You may be a candidate for TMVR if you have moderate or severe surgical mitral regurgitation. Symptoms of this disease include:
- Abnormal heart sound (heart murmur)
- Shortness of breath
- Swelling of ankles and feet
- Irregular heartbeat
Talk to one of our cardiac specialists if you’ve experienced any of these symptoms and to determine if a TMVR procedure is right for you.
Collaborative team approach
Our TMVR team consists of interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, echo technicians, cath lab staff, cardiac surgery staff and valve program coordinator. Our goal is to develop an individualized treatment plan to achieve the best possible outcome for you.