A 22-year-old female asked:
echo 2 years ago showed mild regurg. in mitral and tricuspid valves. now moderate and moderate/severe.surgery?
2 doctor answers
Dr. George Mathew answered
57 years experience Cardiology
May be or watch: May be or watchful waiting. Trust your cardiologist. When your l.V.E.F goes down below 50 percent it is high time to do surgery. Get a good surgeon who will do valve repair not replacement! you'll also need left atrial appendage clipping, .
Answered on Jan 6, 2013
Dr. Mark Rasak answered
32 years experience Cardiology
Depends: The decision to operate with valvular heart disease is based on many things. Clincal changes such as heart failure , arrythmias, short of breathe, and decrease exercise to name a few. Chaber size and severity of the regurgitation also plays a role in the deciding on surgery.
Answered on Nov 5, 2012
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