Hi, ive just been diagnosed with this condition and have been told i need open heart surgery which i really dont want, if i was ill then yes but i feel ok in myself just tired all the time. I have started having propblems with my eyes just recently would this be anything to do with the condition?. also if i do have to have surgery is there any other way other than open heart .
I have moderate to severe mitral valve regurgitation and an interest with long time standing. I recently read by a renown surgeon that almost all heart valves can be accomlished by a very experienced surgeons. I also have been delaying a valve operation as I don't have any symptoms that limit my quality of life!. May be a mistake.
Then I have read a message from a Mayo Clinic surgeon who states the biggest problem he sees is that his patients have waited too long. Waiting too long can enlarge the heart chamber and decrease the heart's pumping ability, and an operation under those circumstances may not restore the heart's ability to again pump with normal contractility.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.