Sure. The mitral valve is a relatively tough structure (it has to be to stand up to 80+ years of brutally forceful contractions) but not tougher than some of the tools used for ablation. A few rare things can damage the valve, particularly when performing atrial fibrillation ablations. That said, these things are rare. Mitral regurgitation is almost always from another cause. Cheers!
Yes. Sometimes an ablation around the mitral valve annulus or mitral valve can potentially affect the hemodynamics of the mitral valve.
Not typically. It is unusual for valve damage to occur in the setting of catheter ablation. Damage could occur due to puncture of a valve leaflet or related to extensive ablation around the valve ring. A mapping catheter with a spiral configuration could get caught in the chordae, the strings which attach the valve leaflets to the muscle, and tear one or more of them.
If not careful. The mitral valve is a delicate structure in a location not far from where we perform several ablations. If radiofrequency energy is applied directly to the mitral valve, damage can result. In addition, the catheter can puncture the mitral valve causing a small to large leak. Fortunately, these complications are rare when the procedure is performed by skilled and experienced personnel.
No different. It's no differenct than someone whose mitral valve hasn't been replaced. If you need something to be done and your general health is otherwise okay, it should be done. Naturally, one would prefer to avoid a second open chest surgery, so percutaneous approaches are first considerations, but redos are possible.
Mitral valve prolapse with inverted t waves. Is it related? Am I at risk of sudden cardiac death? How do I stop it
There are many. Causes of inverted T-waves including normal. This is not necessarily related to your MVP nor is it necessarily predictive of an adverse event. You should discuss these concerns with your health care provider since he/she has all of your health information and can make a more informed opinion for you.
Could lung function be slightly lower and compromised than normal population 18 months after Cardiac Open Heart Surgery for Mitral Valve Repair?
Lung function. What you suggest is possible.
Had strong vertigo with vomiting and nouesea after taking Betaserc? Does mitral valve stenoses problem cause dizziness or vertigo?
Mitral stenosis. The most common symptom of mitral stenosis is shortness of breath due to congestion of the lungs. Often it is a symptomatic until the very late stages. Your symptoms sound like they are due to something else. You need a good physical exam and possibly X-rays medication may be a factor.