Recovery & Support for Mitral Valve Disease

At NYU Langone, social workers and psychologists provide support for people after mitral valve surgery. Our experts understand the unique concerns of people with cardiac conditions.

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Support Groups

Cardiovascular support groups are available to help people during mitral valve surgery recovery. A peer support group program offers patients and their families an opportunity to share their experiences with cardiac treatment, surgery, and recovery.

Social Worker Akiko Miyake with a Patient

Social worker Akiko Miyake works with a patient.


Heart surgery can affect mental and emotional wellbeing. If you experience symptoms of depression, your doctor can refer you to social workers and psychologists who specialize in the psychosocial effects of cardiac surgery. You can also join support groups or schedule one-on-one therapy sessions.

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.