The California Center for Cardiothoracic Surgeons (Heart411.com) Specializes in Mitral Valve Repair Surgeries

October 27, 2009

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Mohammad A. Gharavi and Dr. Gholam R. Mohammadzadeh are leading cardiothoracic surgeons for Mitral Valve Repair in Los Angeles. Most of us give little thought to our heart during the course of our daily life, and even less so to the small, delicately formed parts of our heart that are required to be running in top form for us to stay healthy and active. But when a doctor tells a patient that they need mitral valve repair, it can be a scary and daunting diagnosis. The mitral valve is one of the key pieces of a properly functioning heart — a small flap of tissue that is located on the left side of the heart. The mitral valve prevents blood from flowing back into the left atrium (upper chamber), which means it must open and close properly to regulate the amount of blood going in and out. Unfortunately, a small percentage of the population will experience mitral valve issues during their lifetime that require mitral valve repair or replacement — the important thing is finding the right doctor to repair the mitral valve.

The California Center for Cardiothoracic Surgery is led by two cardiothoracic specialists who excel at mitral valve repair surgery. Mitral valve repair is a delicate operation that requires talented cardiothoracic surgeons. It is also important to know that mitral valve repair is considered a medically superior alternative to mitral valve replacement. Unlike mitral valve replacement, mitral valve repair leaves the patient’s valve intact and restores it to prime function without the addition of a replacement valve. Both biological and mechanical replacement valves can cause issues with blood clotting and wearing out, so mitral valve repair is the better long-term solution for patients suffering from improper mitral valve function.

In addition to his leading role at the California Center for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dr. Gharavi serves as the Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at Providence-Tarzana Regional Medical Center in Tarzana as well as at the Los Robles Regional Medical Center. Patients seeking mitral valve repair can consider themselves in the best hands at the California Center for Cardiothoracic Surgery.

For more information please visit http://www.heart411.com or call 800-HEART91.

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SOURCE California Center for Cardiothoracic Surgery

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