Congenital Heart Valve Program
Congenital Mitral Valve Disease
At Children's we see a spectrum of congenital mitral valve disease that presents in a variety of ways. Some of these lesions are identified in fetal and/or neonatal period (including mitral stenosis or atresia associated with HLHS) while others are identified in the infant or childhood years (double orifice mitral valve, cleft mitral valve, supra-mitral ring and rheumatic heart disease). Another group of patients requiring mitral valve surgery are those with AV canal defects. These complex patients have often had prior surgery and are left with residual mitral stenosis and or insufficiency that need surgical re-intervention.