​Mitral valve disease 

At The Christ Hospital Health Network, our mitral valve disease experts offer the latest treatment options you won't find at most other hospitals in our region. Our team has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating mitral valve disease, and is devoted to improving quality of life for our heart valve disease patients. 

What is mitral valve disease?

Approximately four million people have significant mitral valve insufficiency and more than 250,000 people are diagnosed each year. Annually, approximately 50,000 of these patients undergo surgery in the U.S.

Mitral valve issues include mitral stenosis and mitral regurgitation (MR). Mitral regurgitation (MR) is the most common heart valve condition insufficiency in the U.S..

The condition inhibits the heart's mitral valve leaflets from closing tightly. When this happens, blood flows backward from the heart's left ventricle into the left atrium. The heart must then work harder to push blood through the body, which can cause fatigue, shortness of breath and worsening heart failure.

Symptoms of mitral valve disease

Mitral valve disease can present through a number of symptoms, including:



Mitral valve disease can put a strain on the heart and eventually lead to:

  • Blood clots
  • Heart failure

  • Stroke

  • Sudden death

Why choose The Christ Hospital Health Network

If you experience symptoms of mitral valve disease, or if you've already been diagnosed, you'll find the care and support you need at The Christ Hospital Health Network, Cincinnati's leader in cardiovascular care. The Christ Hospital continually researches new techniques for treating mitral valve disease.

  • Top 50 heart hospital.  The Christ Hospital has been named among the Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in U.S. by Truven Health Analytics for 11 years.

  • Specialized expertise. We offer the most extensive expertise across the spectrum of heart and vascular care. Our doctors are known leaders in cardiovascular care and are focused by specific conditions.

  • Treatment options.  Our patients benefit from a wider range of personalized treatment options than at many other hospitals. We take a progressive approach to mitral valve disease treatment.

  • Clinical research. Our doctors have developed many new techniques in cardiovascular medicine over the past 20 years. Patients have access to treatments not found at many other hospitals.

  • Heart and vascular support groups.  For patients with heart-related conditions, we offer education and support. We encourage you to share your experiences to learn how to live your healthiest life.

Please call 513-206-1234 to schedule an appointment with a mitral valve disease expert.