Heart Valve Replacement (Double) usually refers to the replacement of both the mitral and aortic valves. The mitral valve and aortic valve are replaced. This life saving procedure is exorbitantly expensive in the US, but greatly improves the quality of life for person with a damaged heart valve. Excellent surgeons abroad can perform the surgery at a significant discount over their US counterparts without sacrificing comfort or care.
Defects in the heart valve can cause major heart symptoms, such as chest pain (angina), shortness of breath, fainting spells (syncope), or heart failure.