Case Based Discussion: MVR Options for Younger Patients

Mitral Valve repair is the gold standard. Unfortunately, not all Mitral Valves can be repaired. Mitral Valve Replacement (MVR) is still a very common procedure. If a replacement is necessary, how do you discuss this with your patient? How do age and the current guidelines impact valve choice? What other factors impact this important decision? This live webinar brings renowned cardiac surgeons and cardiologists together for a case-based discussion on MVR options.


Dr. Mario Castillo-Sang, MD, Surgical Director Mitral Therapies, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood, KY

Dr. Tom C. Nguyen, MD, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Dr. Robert L. Smith II, MD, Cardiovascular Surgeon, Baylor Scott & White: The Heart Hospital, Plano, TX

Dr. Alan Zajarias, MD, Structural Heart Cardiologist, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO



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