Generally, open heart surgery can repair or replace a damaged heart valve. Percutaneous valve replacement is a nonsurgical approach designed for people who are very weak and may not be able to tolerate open-heart surgery.

During this procedure, the physician will secure a catheter in your groin and direct it into the chambers of your heart. A new valve is inserted through a tube (through the groin and into the heart) and secured.

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