Heart FailurePreventionNutrition & ExerciseRehabRelated ConditionsRisksTreatmentSurgery Mitral Valve Repair Considered Better than Valve Replacement However, the difficult technique requires special surgical expertise. estaff Published: January 12, 2018 0 Print Email Facebook Twitter If you have a leaky mitral valve due to degenerative mitral valve (DMV) disease, theres a good chance it can be repaired. Afterwards, you wont need blood thinners, and the valve will be less prone to infection than a replaced valve. To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber Subscribe Subscribe to Heart Advisor Get the next year of Heart Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 2,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 38%. It's like getting 5 months FREE! Already Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password?