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A 21-year-old female asked:

Will my mitral valve repair last forever? how long will it last.

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Depends: Depends on the age of the patient, previous pathology of the valve, final result after surgery, other medical conditions of the patient and so on. Typically repair is done for the mitral valve. In hands of a good surgeon, the right patient could have a very good, long lasting result. But as they say, nothing lasts forever!
Dr. Jon Spiers
Thoracic Surgery 31 years experience
It varies: The duration of your repair is variable. For some, it lasts a lifetime. Your cardiologist can help you keep an eye on this.
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Variable: And serial evaluation is key...Many last a lifetime.

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Does a mitral valve repair last forever?

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Not usually: It depends on the nature of the mitral valve abnormality and the type of repair. Since the mv is abnormal, it will probably not "age gracefully" and additional procedures may be required in the future. Lifelong cardiology follow up is important.

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