Is it possible to repair a leaking mitral valve and results be no leakage after surgery? Or will you still have some leakage even with best surgeon?

Mitral valve. Mitral repair usually is not perfect, but then neither is normal mitral valve function. A little bit of mitral regurg is often seen on echo in many of us, post repair it isnot unusual to have some but lots less than caused the surgery. Generally it isnot problematic.

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Mild leak after mitral valve repair normal? Why is this. Wasnt surgery suppose to eliminate all leakage. Dr says everyone has it

results. Results after surgery or other medical treatments is usually symptom control, safety, lower risk, durability and unfortunately not perfection, cure, or 100%. However, okay to take friend or family with you to post operative appointment and ask your surgeon questions about these results. Be well. Read more...
Not unusual. The valve and annulus are adjusted- repaired and may have a small low, volume leak seen on echo, but of no hemodynamic consequence. Regular followup and perhaps some medication will be used. Read more...

Is annuplosty ring put in around valve done for mitral valve repair the best way for a surgeon to repair your mitral valve if leaking.

Depends. Annuloplasty does help to spare and preserve the intrinsic valve. So that is a benefit. Alternative procedures include total valve replacement. There are no guarantees on either procedure. Discuss all options with your cardiologist and surgeon. Read more...
Yes. Mv repair involves anuloplasty ring, they will do additional repair depending on the valve eg; if there is flair chord they will fix it, if there is prolapse or flail leaflet, they cut part of it and repair it etc. Read more...

Had mitral valve repair done. Still have mild leak shown on echo will this cause shortness of breath been 2 months since surgery.

It depends. It depends not only upon the degree of the mitral valve leak but also upon ones blood pressure. If the blood pressure is kept in the low normal range, one should not experience significant shortness of breath from the mild mitral leak. Read more...
Possible. But keep with cardiac rehab to regain cv conditioning. Possibly still some anemia- iron and vitamins. Fluid retention should be resolving. No smoking, weight control, regular followup peripheral vasodilation may further reduce any regurgitation. Your cardiologist will review and recommend. Read more...

I had mitral valve repair done 3 weeks ago. Cardiologist told me still sees a little leakage, if you elevate heart rate, will that make leak worse?

Possible. Rate increase may cause same volume leak with more beats. It the valve does not seat better, then more leak will happen. Some may have less leak as the heart is more contractile and the valve comes together better. Read more...
Well. Maybe transiently, but this should not pose a problem. Some leakage is common, don't worry too much about it too much! Read more...