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Minor complications of mitral valve replacement are usually temporary and often can be easily treated by a healthcare provider. Examples of minor mitral valve replacement complications include nausea and vomiting, allergic skin reaction, and minor bleeding or bruising. Major complications of mitral valve replacement surgery are more serious and include bleeding, stroke, heart attack, or even loss of life. Other rare but serious mitral valve replacement complications may include kidney failure and nerve or organ damage.

Mitral Valve Replacement Complications: An Introduction

No procedure is ever completely free of risks. Mitral valve replacement surgery, however, has been performed for many years with successful results and limited complications.
 
This article addresses the possible minor and major complications of mitral valve replacement. In most cases, minor complications are temporary and are often easily treated by your healthcare providers.
 

Minor Mitral Valve Replacement Complications

Minor mitral valve replacement complications include:
 
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Infections at the site of the IVs, wires, or tubes
  • Minor bleeding or bruising
  • Abnormal or painful scar formation
  • Allergic skin reaction
  • Skin numbness
  • Atrial fibrillation (an irregular heart rhythm).
     
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