Dr. Jock McCullough on Mitral Valve Repair at Dartmouth-HitchcockThe mitral valve is one of your heart's four valves; it controls the flow of blood between the atrium (the upper chamber) and the ventricle (the lower chamber) on your heart's left side.
Some people with mitral valve conditions experience no symptoms. If symptoms do occur, they often come on gradually. They are similar for the various different mitral valve conditions and include a cough; shortness of breath, especially if you are exercising or lying on your back; fatigue; and lightheadedness. Some individuals with mitral valve problems also feel chest pain or tightness, while others may have an irregular or unusually fast heartbeat.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Cardiac Surgeon, Dr. Jock McCullough, is an leading expert on Mitral Valve disease and works together with his colleagues to treat patients and provide a full range of treatment options. The cardiac surgery team at Dartmouth-Hitchcock has a record of being able to repair more than 95% of all leaky mitral valves not damaged by rheumatic fever and not calcified. Learn more at http://www.d-h.org/mitral-valve
Have questions about your heart condition? Call us at (603) 650-7390 to learn how Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Section of Cardiac Surgery can help you.