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mkernm, August 3,  2017  8:26am EST

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,


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  • chickira
    chickira, August 3,  2017  12:07pm EST
    I'm 33, surgery at 31, but mine WAS congenital.
  • asarkissian
    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.
  • AmbassadorC
    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.
  • kassygevara
    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
  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie, August 21,  2017  10:43am EST
    Kassygervara- 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
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