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.

Locations Performing this Treatment

Contact Us

For more information regarding mitral valve disease or to obtain a consultation or second opinion, please contact the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at 312.NM.HEART (664.3278).

Clinical Trials
For information regarding clinical trials related to mitral valve disease, please visit the Clinical Trials Unit of Northwestern, send an email or call 312.926.4000.

Referring Physicians
The Center for Heart Valve Disease team is available for physician-to-physician consultation regarding best patient care. Please contact the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at 312.NM.HEART (664.3278).