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Patients who have heart valve surgery get better results and are more likely to survive if their surgeon does a lot of the operations, a new study.
Mitral valve prolapse is more likely to be repaired successfully if operators perform the procedure at least 25 times a year, researchers found.
Choosing the right surgeon to fix a leaky mitral valve - which can cause blood to flow backwards into the lungs and often leads to shortness of breath and chest pain is a critical decision.
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