Treatment of "heart valves" through a small incision camera


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Heart valve disease that is most common in Thai people are Degeneration of the heart valves with age and rheumatic heart disease. It is also found from other causes such as congenital heart valves. Heart valve infection Congenital heart valve tissue abnormalities superwallet Which most of the heart valves found to have problems are Mitral valve, located between the left ventricle and the left ventricle.

If the damage is not too great And no other associated diseases To do joint surgery, can now perform Minimally Invasive Surgery (Mitral Valve Repair) that helps patients do not have to cut the sternum (Sternum), helping the wound to be small Short recovery time Returning to various activities As needed

Laparoscopic Mitral Valve Repair

Asst. Prof. Atthaphum To Supa-att Assistant Director Bangkok Heart Hospital said that Minimally Invasive Surgery (Mitral Valve Repair) is a heart valve repair surgery using specially designed surgical instruments and using a camera that allows to see images like It goes through four small holes in the right rib for a clear view. An artificial lung and heart machine will be used through a tube inserted from the groin vessels to temporarily support lung and heart function, allowing doctors to perform a smooth repair and replacement of the heart valve. Without needing to cut the sternum (Sternum) as in the past

Who can be treated with microscopic mitral valve repair?

Heart surgeons will consider Minimally Invasive Surgery (Mitral Valve Repair) based on the symptoms and abnormalities of the patient and the results of the diagnosis of the valve's function with a resonator. High frequency (Echocardiogram), which clearly shows abnormal heart valves. If surgery is to be performed, the cardiologist will consider age. The physical condition of patients with underlying diseases or various diseases, including the location of the heart valves that have problems. In the event that the patient is unable to undergo a standard heart valve replacement surgery Mini incision laparoscopic mitral valve repair is another option that will help patients return to their quality of life again.