We are the combination of four hospitals: the General Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Hospital and the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital. We are part of the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus: a world-leading health park where healthcare plays a crucial role.
Below we will list the departments and units that form part of Vall d’Hebron Hospital and the main diseases that we treat. We will also make recommendations based on advice backed up by scientific evidence that has been shown to be effective in guaranteeing well-being and quality of life.
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Congenital mitral valve anomalies include a wide range of irregularities in the valves and subvalvular systems. This can cause problems from obstruction to mitral valve insufficiency. Two specific problems can occur: stenosis, which affects children; and congenital mitral insufficiency.
Congenital mitral stenosis tends to appear in the first two years of life,
and congenital mitral insufficiency occurs where there is an excess of liquid in the lung which causes breathing difficulties.
Symptoms of congenital mitral stenosis are:
Congenital mitral insufficiency results in an increase in respiratory infections.
Congenital mitral valve anomalies are rare and make up 0.5% of congenital heart defects.
The disease is detected via echocardiogram, which provides information on the valve’s components. This technique also allows any other associated damage present to be seen.
Congenital mitral stenosis requires different kinds of treatment depending on how severe it is.
Children who have undergone surgery can have a normal life but must be monitored by a cardiologist. However, as the child grows they may need a new procedure to adapt the valve to their growth until they reach adulthood.
In the case of congenital mitral insufficiency, surgical repair or replacement of the valve is necessary in patients with symptoms who have severe mitral insufficiency and do not respond to treatment.
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