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How to treat mitral valve stenosis?

I had a mitral valve repair in 3/08. My EF prior to surgery was 15 and 6 months after surgery I went to 60. I am 53 years old. I just got out of the hospital due to an acute asthma attack (in hopital 12 days). Because of the volume of fluid I took in, tip toed me into congestive heart failure. They did an echo, and they have found I have mitral valve stenosis. I remember beeing quite sick for a week in 8/88 (symptoms of like a bad flu.) I had Hepatitis A at age 12 and never had Rheumatic Fever. What is the % that I may have to go thru open heart surgery again. Please advise                                                                  
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
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Hello,

Based on your symptoms and cardiac sonography examination that shows the grade of stenosis the doctor would tell what is best to do, or if an open heart surgery may be needed or not.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Anila Skenderi, General & Family Physician
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