A 51-year-old male asked:
Would a mitral valve repair from severe regurgitation and mitral valve prolapse be a form of valvular heart disease?
or once repaired is it classed as a normal valve?i am unsure
like my cardiologist as he remarked outside his experience to answer!
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Heart valve.: In this context, before your operation you would be categorized as having valvular heart disease. That being said, once the valve is replaced, either with a metallic or poor seen valve, you would not be considered as having a normal valve. You would have a replaced valve. You will never again have a normal valve. Even with the new surgeries (TAVR) the valve is still abnormal.
514 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 28, 2017
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.