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Is mitral valve prolapse surgery a major operation ?

three years from now i have been diagnosed to be having MVP. earlier i used to get palpitation, shortness of breath and sweating, i was on blood thining medications, recently my cardiologist offered me surgery the repair of the diseased valve, any body undergone this valve repair procedure,how is the life after the surgery can you please tel me as it is a major operation.
Fri, 12 Feb 2010
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I had mitral valve repair done a year ago. I walked to my room less than 24 hours after surgery and was discharged 4 days after surgery. I went back to work 4 weeks after surgery. I feel better now than I have in years. I am 51 years old and work out regularly. Just don't wait too long. I had no damage to my heart and do not have congestive heart failure. You don't want to wait until your heart has irrepairable damage. Prayer and determination made this procedure much easier than I ever thought it would be.

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Get a Transoesophageal echo done to know exactly how your valve is now,following that check from the cardiac surgeon whether the valve is repairable. MV repair in a skilled hand is always better than valve replacement. if u'r valve is repaired than replaced then u need not take blood thinning medications. ( NB - only few surgeons in india can do a REPAIR with good results while a MV replacement can be done by any good cardiac surgeon)

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Whos is this fellow in between making fun of the ill people, If you do not know about MVP please search in the internet. DO not make fun here, btw surgery is very important in this mitral valve prolapse. Mitral valve is an door based opening in the heart connecting between the left chambers of the heart
  Anonymous's Response

it is relaxed man, it is replacement surgery but you have to follow certain important things which your doctor can tell you. like blood thinnning medicines, antibiotic prophylaxis, some procedures are to be done with caution. Make sure that you tell every doctor you see that you had this procedure done.

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