Medication For Mitral Valve Disease
Medications may provide symptomatic relief of mitral valve disease but will not reverse or correct the disease. Medication cannot stop a leaking valve (regurgitation) and cannot loosen a narrowed valve (stenosis).
Your cardiologist will determine what medications will work best for your symptoms. Medications may include:
- Diuretics to promote urination
- Digoxin to help the heart beat more strongly
- Blood thinners such as aspirin or prescription medications
Serial testing and physician counseling to carefully monitor symptoms will help determine the optimal time for heart valve surgery or a transcatheter heart valve procedure.
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial HospitalGalter Pavilion, Nineteenth Floor, Suite 100675 N. Saint Clair St.Chicago, IL 60611placePhone 312.NM.HEART (664.3278)