Nursing Care Plan – Mitral Valve Annuloplasty (Post-op)
Mitral Valve Annuloplasty (reconstruction) is the reparative procedure of choice for most clients with acquired mitral insufficiency. To make annulus (the valve ring that attaches to and supports the leaflets) smaller, the physician may suture the leaflets to an annuloplasty ring or take tucks in the client’s annulus. Leaflet repair is often performed at the same time. Elongated leaflets may be shortened, and shortened leaflets may be repaired by lengthening the chordae that bond them in place. Perforated leaflets may be patched with synthetic grafts.
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