Potential side effects of mitral valve surgery include:
- Post-surgery bleeding during or after the surgery
- Blood clots leading to heart attack, stroke, or lung problems
- Incision site infection
- Problems breathing
- Rapid Arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms)
- Slow heart rhythm (ie, heart block)
You may be at risk for other complications based on your medical history. Your Florida Hospital physician will discuss potential side effects with you.