Our Approach to Treating

Mitral Valve Disease

At NYU Langone, our internationally recognized cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, interventional cardiologists, and imaging specialists work as a team to treat people with mitral valve disease, in which a major heart valve doesn’t function properly. People with this condition can experience fatigue, shortness of breath, swelling in the ankles and feet, and irregular heartbeat. Two of the main types of mitral valve disease are mitral valve regurgitation and mitral valve stenosis.

VIDEO: NYU Langone doctors use innovative treatments and minimally invasive procedures to care for people who have mitral valve disease.

Doctors at our Heart Valve Center are pioneers in innovative procedures for the treatment of mitral valve disease. At our Mitral Valve Repair Program, we use open, robotic, and minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat mitral valve disease. At the Transcatheter Heart Valve Program, our doctors use nonsurgical transcatheter-based techniques to repair and replace the mitral valve.

Our specialists have the expertise to manage these conditions through early intervention, limiting the need for valve replacement and future surgeries.

Treatment for Mitral Valve Disease

Mitral valve disease treatment includes robotic, minimally invasive, and transcatheter techniques. When required, our surgeons perform sternotomy, also known as open heart surgery, which can be done by dividing the breastbone or through small incisions in the ribcage.

Your doctor helps you decide which treatment is best for you.

Our Research and Education in Mitral Valve Disease

In addition to patient care, our doctors are also involved in scientific research and in providing education for medical professionals.