Mitral Valve Surgery

A Randomized Controlled Trial to Prevent Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation by Antioxidant Reinforcement

Objectives This study was designed to assess whether the reinforcement of the antioxidant system, through n-3 fatty acids plus antioxidant vitamin supplementation, could reduce the incidence of post-operative atrial fibrillation. Background Therapy to prevent post-operative atrial fibrillation remains suboptimal. Although oxidative stress plays a key role in the pathogenesis of this arrhythmia, antioxidant reinforcement has […]

Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Before Mitral Valve Surgery

Mitral valve surgery is actually a very common procedure that is used to repair or replace a certain valve in the heart which is damaged. However common it may be, it is vital that you understand what you will be going through and what to expect. Talk to your doctor and don’t be afraid to […]