Mitral valve repair is a cardiac surgery procedure to treat mitral valve stenosis (narrowing) or regurgitation (leakage). The mitral valve is between the heart’s left atrium and left ventricle. The mitral valve has two flaps, or cusps. Blood after picking the oxygen from the lungs flows through the pulmonary veins, to the left atrium of the heart. Once the left atrium gets filled with blood, the mitral valve opens to allow blood to flow from the left atrium into the left ventricle. It then closes in order to keep blood from flowing back into the left atrium or lungs when the ventricle contracts (squeezes) to push blood out to the body.
Studies show that today 5-10 % of the world’s population suffers from Mitral valve Prolapse requiring surgery and 9 per 10,000/year die of it.
You can’t usually prevent mitral valve prolapse, but you can prevent certain complications.
In view of the same a Mitral repair training camp was held at the "Vien Tim"(Heart center of the Ho Chi Minh City between 14 to 20th of April 2008. Patients had flocked from Vietnam,Cambodia and Laos. Renowned Cardiac surgeons from Thailand , China and India participated in the camp.
“25 patients of rheumatic mitral regurgitation were selected and operated with no mortality and 100% success of repair(no replacements)” says Dr. Vivek Jawali ( Chief Cardiothorasic Surgeon at Wockhardt Hospital Group, India) one of the operating surgeon at the camp.
Dr. Vivek Jawali is the pioneer of minimally invasive cardiac surgery in India. He has performed India’s first minimally invasive bypass surgery in 1994 and has since been actively pioneering it in India. In 2000, he has performed India’s first awake bypass surgery on a fully conscious patient without general anaesthesia or ventilator using the technique of continuous high epidural analgesia. In the same year , he performed the world’s first awake open heart surgery , which involved a valve replacement with a triple bypass on a 74 year patient. ( Please check his detail profile on http://www.wockhardthospitals.net/online-doctors/dr_vivek_jawali.asp )
Heart is Wockhardt" is how Wockhardt Hospital and Heart Institute has come to be known as since the past 17 years. A center for excellence in interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Surgeries in the country, it has to its name a history of path-breaking procedures, be it the first-ever Conscious Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery and Awake Heart Surgery in India.
Wockhardt Hospital and Heart Institute, has been our first, single-specialty corporate heart hospital. This center has performed more than 15,000 heart operations and 40,000 interventional cardiology procedures since its inception and has become a renowned tertiary level heart care center. The Institute is now a preferred destination for cardiac patients not only in India but also from all over the US, UK, Canada, Middle East and Africas. It is also a teaching center for clinicians from the sub-continent.