NYCTG - New York Mitral Valve Replacement Surgery Specialists
  The NYCG is a team of cardiac surgeons in Westchester County New York that specialize in mitral valve replacement surgery
  Our heart surgeons specialize in the replacement of the mitral valve
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  Procedures performed by the NYCG include mitral valve replacement surgery
  News about the New York Cardiothoracic Group and the latest advances in mitral valve replacement surgery
  Directions to the NYCG's New York offices at the Westchester Medical Center
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NY Cardiothoracic Group, PLLC
Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, NY 10595
914 493-8793
Heart Surgeon: Dr. Steven Lansman - specializing in valve surgery, including replacement and repair of the mitral valve
News about the NYCG and their experience with surgeries of the mitral valve
Heart Valve Surgery Specialist: Dr. David Spielvogel
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Understanding Mitral Valve Replacement Surgery
ProceduresMitral ValveMitral Valve Replacement Surgery

    Early in the history of mitral valve surgery, replacement of the valve was the most commonly performed treatment. It is still performed today, and the valve replacements fall into two general categories, mechanical valves and bioprosthetic ("tissue") valves. While mechanical valves have a long lifespan, patients will need to be treated with blood-thinners (i.e. coumadin) for the rest of their lives. Bioprosthetic valves can last 10-15 years, but patients do not need any treatment with blood-thinners. Mitral valve replacement surgery is generally indicated in those patients with advanced rheumatic valvular disease or significantly calcified valves, for whom mitral valve repair surgery is not possible.

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