Double Valve Replacement
What are the conditions treated through a double valve replacement surgery?
The heart has four valves namely aortic, mitral, tricuspid and pulmonary valve which control the flow of blood through the heart. Double valve replacement surgery is done to substitute more than one diseased and damaged heart valves with new ones. Heart valves may malfunction due to various reasons relating to congenital defects, disease, trauma or medication. Double Valve replacement is mainly recommended when there is
- aortic valve narrowing ( stenosis) with severe mitral valve leaking requiring aortic and mitral valve replacement
- severe tricuspid valve and mitral valve leaking requiring tricuspid and mitral valve replacement
- carcinoid heart disease requiring tricuspid and pulmonary valve replacement