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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!

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 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.
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