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Mitral Valve Surgery

Yale New Haven Hospital cardiac surgeons perform among the most mitral valve surgeries in Connecticut and New England, with a strong emphasis on mitral valve repair. Our treatment plan is tailored to a patient’s needs.

YNHH has previously been recognized by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database with its highest rating of three stars for varied cardiac surgery procedure categories, including mitral valve repair and replacement (MVRR). Our survival statistics for mitral valve replacement, among other cardiac surgery procedures, consistently places us one of the best centers in the nation performing these procedures.

Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery

We perform minimally invasive mitral valve surgery through a small incision in the right chest. The breast bone is not split with this procedure. This less-invasive approach offers a quicker return to work and normal activities. 

Mitral Valve Surgery with Other Heart Procedures

A more traditional (open) type operation is performed for patients also needing additional heart procedures such as coronary artery bypass or aortic valve replacement. 


Using minimally invasive techniques, the mitral valve can be repaired using MitraClip, a device that improves certain types of mitral valve leakage. This involves small puncture in the groin. The procedure is currently FDA-approved for patients considered too high of a risk for surgical approaches and who have severe mitral regurgitation. Your surgeon and cardiologist will discuss if MitraClip is a treatment option for you.

Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement

Yale New Haven Hospital is the only hospital in Connecticut offering transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR), as part of the APOLLO clinical trial

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