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Mitral Valve Replacement
I'm 28 years old and recently underwent Mitral Valve Replacement for endocarditis. I understand this is rare for someone my age, and I haven't found any others in my age-range that have undergone the same procedure. I was wondering if there was anyone on this forum who has undergone specifically MVR, especially those under 40 whose condition was not congenital. Thanks,
kassygevara, August 19, 2017 12:00am EST
Hi, I'm kassandra and I just had valve replacement for the same exact same thing you did, just two months ago and I'm 24 and to be honest I've been having a hard time coming to terms with it... i hear I'm suppose to feel better i have yet to discover that, hopefully you're having much more luck than me
AmbassadorC, August 4, 2017 10:26pm EST
Good evening and welcome to the support network. I am a survivor of heart valve disease. My journey began with a routine physical and it was discovered that I had heart murmur by my primary care physician. . Not knowing what that meant, I was referred to a cardiologist for further testing. It was confirmed with an echo that I had mitral valve prolapse. While a watchful eye for several years was kept as well as routine stress tests and echos,Within a short period of time, I began to develop a leaking mitral valve. Four years ago this past June 13, I had a repair to my mitral valve. While I was not told that I had a congenital defect at birth, a structural abnormality is what ruled my disease.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any additional questions. Happy to assist. In the meantime, keep on fighting with heart.
asarkissian, August 4, 2017 2:29pm EST
My mom had a mitral valve replacement for endocarditis (MSSA infection). Her condition was not congenital. Although, she was 60 at the time of the surgery.
AHAASAKatie, August 4, 2017 9:31am EST
Hello! I can share the patient education information that we have if it helps you as well http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/HeartValveProblemsandDisease/Heart-Valves-and-Infective-Endocarditis_UCM_450448_Article.jsp#.WYR22oQrLIU
How are you doing with the recovery side of this? Can I help you at all? Best Katie
chickira, August 3, 2017 12:07pm EST
I'm 33, surgery at 31, but mine WAS congenital.