A 21-year-old female asked:
For how long will you have shortness of breath after heart surgery for mitral valve repair if cardiologist says echo looks after surgery.
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 24 years experience
6 months to health: You had mitral surgery repair. The recovery for shortness of breath right after surgery is about 1-2 weeks. You will get your strength back by walking. It will take 6 months to recover and have your heart in good shape for a 21 year old. Hope this helps and remember everyone is different.
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Cardiology 51 years experience
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Last updated May 7, 2019
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