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Mitral valve replacement

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Mitral valve replacement is a surgical procedure where the affected mitral valve is replaced by an artificial valves that are either mechanical, made up of metal and/or pyrolytic carbon or bioprosthetic valve made up of animal tissue. This procedure is conducted in the treatment of a leaky valve or if the valve is constricted. This procedure is performed either through a midline sternotomy or a minimal invasive technique.