Dan’s Mitral Valve Prolapse Treatment at the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
Dan — a retired school principal — experienced chest pains when trying to sleep. He turned to his primary care doctor, where he received a diagnosis of an abnormal heart rhythm.
Dan’s abnormal heart rhythm is commonly associated with mitral valve prolapse (MVP). He underwent catheter ablation and felt much better.
About a year later, his symptoms returned — worse than before. This time, his doctor referred him to the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute’s Center for Mitral Valve Disease.
Dan learned he had a severe form of MVP and soon had robotic surgery.
Following surgery, he quickly began to improve. Two months later, he was back to his old routine feeling like a new person.
Learn more about Dan’s robotic heart surgery at UPMC.