Heart valve disease disrupts the flow of blood through the heart, which can leave you short of breath and too weak for normal activities. For more than 35 years, products used to repair or replace damaged valves have helped people with this disease lead healthier lives.
Heart valve repair is a surgical or minimally invasive procedure that corrects a heart valve that is not functioning properly. Heart valve repair usually involves repairing the heart valve leaflets that open and close to pump blood through the heart.
When valve repair is not an option, replacing your damaged heart valve may be the most effective treatment for your condition. Heart valve replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces a damaged heart valve with either a mechanical or tissue valve.