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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,
chickira, August 3, 2017 12:07pm ESTI'm 33, surgery at 31, but mine WAS congenital.
AHAASAKatie, August 4, 2017 9:31am ESTHello! 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
asarkissian, August 4, 2017 2:29pm ESTMy 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.
AmbassadorC, August 4, 2017 10:26pm ESTGood 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.
kassygevara, August 19, 2017 12:00am ESTHi, 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
AHAASAKatie, August 21, 2017 10:43am ESTKassygervara- I am sorry to hear that you are having trouble coming to grips with this. However, I think it is important to note that you have been through a great deal and try to be patient with your body and recovery. We are here for you. Best Katie