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How to know when valvue needs replacement

I am 82 years old, active, discovered  12 years ago with cardiomaopathy. Only spent one night in hospital
10 years ago. Echo says mito valve not doing well. Ejection factor 25. Cardiologist says in about two years
heart failure ahead if I do not have valve repair surgery.

A How successful are these operations over all.

B The out of pocket cost (approx) after Med-Care and secondary

Thank you Jimdeb

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