Shortness of breath is the most common symptom of a problem with the heart’s mitral valve. A narrowing or leaking of the valve can cause blood to back up into the lungs. If the condition is severe and left untreated, it can cause heart failure or heart rhythm problems. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Richard Daly, a Mayo Clinic cardiovascular surgeon explains how technology is making repairs safer and leading to faster recovery.
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