Heart Valve Repair Surgery
Heart valve repair surgery is used to repair severe heart valve damage. Various procedures are used to repair a valve, depending on what’s wrong with it. A valve may need to be opened if it’s narrowed; sealed if it leaks; reshaped if it’s malformed; decalcified if it’s covered in calcium buildup; or patched if it’s been damaged by a hole. This surgery often requires several days of recovery time in the hospital.