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Mitral Valve Replacement

      • The cost of Mitral Valve Replacement in India ranges between USD 6500 to USD 9000.
      • Stay in hospital is for 7 to 10 days and approximately 10-14 days outside the hospital.
      • Depending on stenosis (narrowing of valve), regurgitation (leakage of the valve), damaged or diseased valve, the success rate of Mitral Valve Replacement Surgery is 98%. Certain conditions like prolonged diabetes and low nephrotic function may have a comparatively lower success rates.
      • Tests required to diagnose damage in Mitral valve include Echocardiography, Transesophageal echocardiogram, Electrocardiogram (ECG), Chest X-ray, Cardiac MRI and Stress tests.

Treatment Cost

Mitral Valve Replacement Price

USD 6,500

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More About Treatment

      • Mitral valve replacement is a cardiac surgical procedure performed to replace a mitral valve not functioning properly. Mitral valve is located between left heart chambers i.e left atrium and left ventricle. The valve replacement is an open-heart surgery, in few cases a minimally invasive surgery or a catheter procedure may be possible.

        Indications for Mitral Valve Replacement
        • Mitral Valve Stenosis- When a mitral valve does not open fully and restricts blood flow, may be due to an infection (infectious endocarditis).
        • Mitral Valve Regurgitation- When a mitral valve does not close properly and allows blood to leak back into the left atria.
        • severe mitral valve prolapse

        Signs and Symptoms

        May be asymptomatic for many years. Signs and symptoms of mitral valve disease may include:

        • Heart murmur on auscultation
        • Easy fatigue
        • Breathlessness
        • Swelling in ankles and feet
        • Irregular heartbeat
        Tests and Diagnosis
        • Physical Examination- on auscultation physician will hear a heart murmur.
        • Echocardiography-An echocardiogram helps your doctor understand the mitral valve and how well it's working.
        • Transesophageal Echocardiogram
        • Electrocardiogram (ECG).An ECG can detect enlarged chambers of heart, heart disease and abnormal heart rhythms.
        • Chest X-ray
        • Cardiac MRI
        • Stress Tests

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        Open surgery
        Before Procedure
        • Standard blood tests areperformed to check fitness for surgery.
        • Patient counselled about the procedure and after care.
        During Procedure
        • Procedure performed under general anaesthesia.
        • IV line inserted, breathing tube is inserted.
        • Incision made in middle of chest, surgeon separates sternum to expose pericardium, then opens pericardium to expose heart.
        • Connects heart to heart lung machine, tubes are used to reroute the blood into machine which takes over the function of heart and lung during the operation.
        • Heart is temporarily stopped and blood removed, valve is still and allows surgeon to see it.
        • Surgeon makes incision around edge of damaged valve and replaces it.
        After Procedure
        • After valve replacement, patient usually need to stay in hospital for about a week.
        • You will be kept in intensive care unit (ICU) for initial days.
        • The activity of your heart, lungs and bodily functions will be closely monitored, ventilator will be placed until you are able to breathe.
        • Draining tube – small tubes from your chest to drain away any build-up of blood or fluid.
        • Pacing wires – if necessary, these will be inserted near the chest drains to control your heart rate.
        • Adviced to follow a cardiac rehabilitation programme.
        • Avoid strenuous exercise, sudden strains and heavy lifting for three months.
        • You will be able to perform usual activities after 4 to 6 weeks.
        • Report to the physician if any warning signs of infection.
        • Consult your doctor regularly to check for efficiency of heart valve.
        • If you have a mechanical heart valve, necessary to take anticoagulant medicine to help prevent clots.

        Helpful:Structure of Mitral valve

        Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery

        In endoscopic surgery, your surgeon makes 1 to 4 small holes in your chest. Surgery is done through the cuts using a camera and special surgical tools.

        Robotically-Assisted Valve Surgery

        The surgeon makes 2 to 4 tiny cuts in your chest, the surgeon uses a special computer to control robotic arms during the surgery.

        Complications of Valve Surgery
        • Excessive bleeding
        • Risk of infections
        • Blood clotting
        • Infection around the artificial valve
        • Stroke
        • Irregular heartbeat or arrythmia
        • Failure of the new valve
        • Pulmonary oedema, pulmonary thromboembolism
        • Renal failure
        Factors Affecting Cost Of Mitral Valve Replacement
        • The cost to the patient depends on a variety of factors like
        • The hospital, the patient chooses
        • Type of Room
        • Fee for the team of doctors and OT charges
        • cost of medications
        • Standard test and diagnostic
        • cost of the valve
        • Cost of the follow –up care required after the procedure


      • Q: What is Valve Replacement Surgery?
        A: Replacing the old valve by the new valve is called replacement surgery. The surgeon may remove part or all of mitral valve and replace with a new one.

        Q: What is Mitral regurgitation?
        A: Mitral regurgitation is a condition wherein Mitral valve does not close properly causing blood to leak back into left atrium and thereby into lung.

        Q: What is Mitral Stenosis?
        A: Mitral stenosis is a condition wherein Mitral valve is narrowed and does not open enough restricting blood passing into left ventricle.

        Q: What are the Risk factors for Mitral Valve disease?
        A: Risk factors are:

        • Older age
        • History of certain infections that can affect the heart
        • Some congenital heart disease

        Q: What happens when Mitral Valve disease is not treated?
        A:If left untreated Mitral valve disease can cause many complications, including:

        • Atrial fibrillation
        • Pulmonary hypertension
        • Blood clots
        • Heart failure
        • Stroke

        Q:How long it takes to recover from Valve Replacement Surgery?
        A: The time it takes to recover varies depending on factors such as age and overall health, usually two to three months to recover.

        Q:What are the advantages of Valve Repair over Valve Replacement?
        A: Advantages to valve repair instead of replacement include:

        • lower surgical mortality
        • lower risk of stroke
        • lower rate of endocardial infection
        • After mitral valve repair, blood thinners are not required

        Q: What changes do I need to make after Valve Replacement surgery?
        A: You need to make lifestyle changes, it is important to eat healthy, do regular exercise, not smoke, take regular medication.

        Q: When is surgery necessary in Mitral Valve disease?
        A: Surgery might be necessary if the valve has deteriorated so much that repair is not possible or repair procedures have been already performed and can valve no longer be repaired.

        Q:What are thewarning signs after surgery?
        A: Warning signs are:

        • Increasing redness, swelling or pain around the wound
        • Pus from the wound
        • Fever
        • Increasing shortness of breath

        Q: How long will I be hospitalised after surgery ?
        A: After surgery, you will be in hospital for about 7-10 days.

        Q: What are the advantages of mimimally invasive procedure?
        A: Minimally invasive procedure has many benefits

        • Less pain and blood loss
        • Reduced infection chances
        • Faster Recovery

        Q: Will a repeat surgery be required to replace artificial valve?
        A: Artificial valves last only for a limited time. Having valve surgery again depends on type of valve you have and other co morbid conditions.

        Q: What are the eligibility requirements for a medical visa to India?
        A: If you have a valid passport and visa and are seeking medical treatment in a recognized and reputed hospital in India then you can apply for a medical visa to India. Up to 2 attendants who are blood relatives can accompany the patient under separate attendant visas.

        Q: Do I need to carry a yellow fever vaccination certificate when I travel to India?
        A: Yes, you need to carry a valid yellow fever if you are travelling from areas where yellow fever is found. Also, all travellers from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Somalia and Israel must carry an Oral PolioVaccination (OPV) Certificate which must be taken not earlier than 6 weeks before entry. This rule applies to both adults and children.

        Q: Can I get visa on arrival if I travel to India for my treatment?
        A: Yes, if you are from the following countries, Japan, Cambodia, Finland, Indonesia, Philippines, Luxembourg, Myanmar, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam. Travellers from Bhutan, Nepal and Maldives (up to 90 days) can enter India without a visa.

        Q: Are the hospitals in your panel internationally accredited?
        A: At Panacea, we are proud to associate with several Joint commission international (JCI )accredited Indian hospitals in our panel. Also Panacea is the first and only online medical facilitator in India accredited by NABH. This recognition is an acknowledgment to the quality of care being provided to patients, safety standards and services.