Often a mitral valve condition can go unnoticed. Over time, you may begin to experience symptoms, or your doctor may discover a problem during a routine exam. Without treatment, a mitral valve condition can lead to serious conditions such as heart failure, stroke, or sudden death. At Temple, our goal is to restore normal valve function using minimally invasive techniques as much as possible. These techniques potentially offer patients reduced time in the hospital and faster recovery periods when compared to traditional surgery.