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Should I have mitral valve repair surgery? Dont want to die in an or or hospital room.
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Dr. Brian Mott
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Chances are you wont
Th average mortality rate after mitral valve repair surgery nationally is roughly 5%.
This rate will increase with age, comrbidities, and weaker hearts. Obviously you need to talk this over with your own personal doctor.

In brief: Chances are you wont
Th average mortality rate after mitral valve repair surgery nationally is roughly 5%.
This rate will increase with age, comrbidities, and weaker hearts. Obviously you need to talk this over with your own personal doctor.
Dr. Brian Mott
Dr. Brian Mott
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Dr. David Shenouda
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Complicated
Whether or not you need surgery and the timing of surgery all depends on you and the extent of your valve problems.
The american college of cardiology has specific guidelines and algorithms that your cardiologist should review with you about the timing of mitral valve surgery.

In brief: Complicated
Whether or not you need surgery and the timing of surgery all depends on you and the extent of your valve problems.
The american college of cardiology has specific guidelines and algorithms that your cardiologist should review with you about the timing of mitral valve surgery.
Dr. David Shenouda
Dr. David Shenouda
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