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)
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).