Cardiosurgery:
Mitral valve insufficiency (prolapse) — Prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive). Treatment abroad

Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a common abnormality of the heart structure. According to statistics, this defect is found in 3% of the world population, but more than a third of all people with this anomaly feel almost healthy. The essence of the MVP is insufficient closing of flaps of the butterfly valve, and thereby the blood is partially thrown from the left ventricle into the left atrium. 

The most common MVP is a congenital condition caused by a genetic predisposition, or intrauterine effect of adverse factors (infections, toxins, metabolic disorders). In some cases, the prolapse is formed after birth as a result of myocardial infarction, systemic and rheumatic diseases, vascular dystonia, myocardial toxicity, and endocrine disorders. 

MVP Conservative Treatment 

Asymptomatic disease requires no treatment, but in most cases, upon detection of mitral valve prolapse, the patient is recommended to normalize his lifestyle with adequate alternation of work and rest, dosed exercises and toning activities. 

If the prolapse degree is expressed sufficiently, there appear unpleasant symptoms in the form of autonomic manifestations, sensations of disruptions in the heart work, headaches, susceptibility to colds, and reduced exercise tolerance. In this case, to improve the well-being and maintain the cardiac function, the patient is prescribed: 

  • vasodilators;
  • cardiac glycosides;
  • diuretics;
  • antiarrhythmics;
  • metabolic drugs improving the heart function;
  • antithrombotic drugs;
  • physiotherapy: massage, water therapy, psychotherapy and relaxation techniques.

Surgical Treatment

MVP requires surgical correction upon severe cardiac decompensation and progression of valve insufficiency. The surgical method is selected according to the severity of hemodynamic disturbances and condition of the valve.

  • Mitral valve plastics by open access implies suturing of leaflets and correction of length and position of chords holding the leaflet. 
  • Minimally invasive surgery is a plastic reconstruction carried out by introduction of a special probe moved to the valve into a peripheral vein. The surgeon’s actions are visualized by X-ray methods.
  • The mitral valve replacement is indicated upon gross deformation of valve structures. The changed items are removed, and then a tissue or a mechanical prosthesis is implanted. 

Selection of appropriate treatment allows avoiding complications and ensuring a good quality of the patient’s life.

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HELIOS Cardiosurgery Clinic Karlsruhe

9.9/10 from 17 Votes

Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)

The Department provides treanment for a whole spectrum of adult cardiac surgical diseases, with exception of the heart and lung transplantation.


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

Price 28501.00

University Hospital Cologne

8.3/10 from 82 Votes

Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)

The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery of the Heart Center of Cologne at the University Hospital Cologne under the direction of Univ. -Prof. Dr. Thorsten Wahlers performs over 2,800 operations every year. 1,700 of them are performed with the use of the cardiopulmonary bypass.


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Price 33930.00

RWTH University Hospital Aachen

9.5/10 from 41 Votes

Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)

The Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery offers the entire spectrum of cardiothoracic surgery, including heart transplantation and the use of artificial heart systems. A special focus is on the development and the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques.


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Aachen

Price 33974.00

University Hospital Frankfurt

9.5/10 from 97 Votes

Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)

The Department of Thoracic, Cardiac and Thoracic Vascular Surgery at the University Hospital Frankfurt is a distinguished institution in this field of medicine. The Department specializes in coronary artery bypass syrgery, heart valve surgery, aortic surgery, lung surgery and transplant surgery.


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Price 40038.00

University Hospital Heidelberg

9/10 from 57 Votes

Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)

The Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital offers an excellent university medicine. The Department provides treatment and aftercare to more than 2,500 patients every year.


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Heidelberg

Price 39629.00

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)

The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Charite Berlin is located at the Charite Mitte Campus. It is a state-of-the-art clinic with a long history. All congenital and acquired diseases of the heart and surrounding vessels are operated on here.


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Price 48491.00

University Hospital of Würzburg

9.2/10 from 38 Votes

Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)

The Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery offers surgical treatment of all congenital and acquired heart and lung diseases in adulthood.


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Würzburg

Price 33916.00

Hirslanden Hospital Aarau

9.9/10 from 15 Votes

Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)

The cardiac surgery department of the Hirslanden clinic Aarau was rebuilt since Prof. Dr. med. Thierry Carrel and PD Dr. med Lars Englberger worked here. Both of them are recognized cardiac experts. Prof. Carrel is the director at Inselspital and PD Dr.


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: Aarau

Hannover Medical School, MHH

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)

Department of Thoracic, Transplant, Vascular and Cardiosurgery is one of the excellent clinics of the Medical University of Hannover.


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover

Price 33827.00

Essen University Hospital

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)

The Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the Essen University Hospital offers the full range of services in the treatment of heart diseases, requiring surgery, including transplant of chest organs, heart and lung support systems and aortic surgery.


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Price 34178.00

University Hospital Dusseldorf

9.5/10 from 71 Votes

Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)

The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Dusseldorf  provides the whole range of cardiovascular medicine at the university level. The Department has a long and successful history. Since 1938 more than 50,000 cadiac surgeries were performed here.


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Duesseldorf

Price 39658.00

University Hospital Tubingen

9.2/10 from 55 Votes

Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)

The range of surgical services of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Tubingen covers all surgical and interventional operations in the corresponding fields up to the transplant surgery.


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Tuebingen

Price 34060.00

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10 from 150 Votes

Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)

The Department of Cardiac Surgery offers the complete spectrum of cardiac surgery services except heart transplantation.


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Bonn

Price 40078.00

Städtisches Klinikum Bogenhausen

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)

The department of cardiosurgery treats patients with congenital or acquired heart defects and with heart tumors or diseases of the aorta, such as aortic aneurysm or laceration of the aortic wall. Specialization of the clinic is coronary bypass operations using both internal thoracic arteries.


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 31374.00

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10 from 51 Votes

Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)

The Department of Сardiosurgery at the University Hospital Erlangen specializes in the surgical treatment of end-stage heart failure, treatment with the use of mechanical hemodynamic support systems and heart transplant. The Department annually performs about 1,600 operations on heart and adjacent vessels.


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Erlangen

Price 34296.00

St. Anna Hospital

9/10 from 3 Votes

Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with prosthetic (replacement) of mitral valve (minimally invasive)

The St. Anna acute hospital and its team of cardiologists are reorganising its range of services about cardiovascular diseases, and its new cardiac centre now offers a modern interdisciplinary network with a full range of cardiology facilities - including emergency treatment and a 24-hour catheter l...


Duration 13 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: Lucerne