With mitral valve repair, when does the slight leakage start.?

Immediately & can . Occur long term as well...But that doesn't mean it's bad if small which is common.
Varies. Almost all mitral valves will occasionally leak - even without surgery. This is a function of many variables, including heart rate, volume status, rhythm, and so forth. Many people who have mitral surgery become fixated on the fact that they have some leakage. This is an unhealthy fixation, since it is so common and usually of no consequence. You should leave the worry to your cardiologist!

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After mitral valve repair when does the slight leakage form? Why does that happen even after repair of the mitral valve.

Nothing is perfect. Even normal valves van have some leakage, so after we humans fix them you should not be surprised at a little leak. Do not fixate on this. It leaks. Your doc will watch it. You just focus on living. Read more...
Mitral valve. Mitral repair usually isn't 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 isn't unusual to have some but lots less than caused the surgery. Generally it isn't problematic. Read more...

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 it customary to be seen by Cardiologist every 2 yrs For ECHO test for life after mitral valve repair Or would discharge happen at some point?

Depends on pattern. IF the echocardiogram shows no progression or reversion (meaning, if the images essentially show no changes) over the next 4-6 years, most likely you'll be discharged from the clinic. They may space out your appointments to every 5, then every 10 yrs. A mitral valve replacement is a complex major surgery; docs want to make sure you're not backsliding & that medications works, that it's not 4 nothi. Read more...
It is entirely. reasonable to be seen on a yearly or every other year basis after valvular repair. Echocardiographic evaluation can add additional benefit to these evaluations and is also reasonable. Discharge is unlikely and probably unwise unless you have an exceptionally experienced primary physician. Read more...

I had mitral valve repair done. Why do I still have some leakage? Worrying me, do all repairs still have leakage.

Typical. Typically, following surgery for mitral valve insufficiency, there is at least mild residual mitral valve insufficiency. It is almost impossible to repair a mitral valve in such a way that there is no detectable residual mitral insufficiency. If there is only mild mitral insufficiency postoperatively, the repair is typically durable. Read more...
Yes. Mitral valve repair is designed to reduce or eliminate regurgitation. The goal is no leakage, but a small amount of leakage is acceptable. The durability of the repair determines whether the leaking gets worse over time. Read more...

I had mitral valve repair done and istill have a little leakage. Possible to have mitral valve repair and end result no leakage?

Possible. It is not impossible for repair to result in no leak but does not always happen. None or minor leakage is an acceptable result for this procedure and would be considered successful. Read more...
Yes. Mitral valve repair is designed to reduce or eliminate regurgitation. The goal is no leakage, but a small amount of leakage is acceptable. The durability of the repair determines whether the leaking gets worse over time. Read more...

After mitral valve repair, I still have a little amount of leakage, I thought the repair was done to eliminate all leakage, is this normal?

Sounds ok. Slight leakage may be very acceptable and not dangerous. Your docs will monitor and explain. Read more...
Depends. Ideally, after repair their should be no leakage, but depending on the goal of the procedure and the patient, trace to mild residual leakage may be acceptable. Read more...