Hi everyone. I was recently diagnosed with mitral valve regurgition. I'm 47 years old, consider myself physically fit, do a physically active job, have never shown any symptoms (apart from chest pain, when I had a bad cold in May....which is when the condition was found). I still need to have the TOE (TEE) procedure, with the possibility of open heart surgery in the future, and I am having quite a hard time getting my head around the situation.
My question is....after the open heart surgery, realistically, how long does it take to get back to a good level of fitness (lifting heavy weights, etc), or is that something I would no longer be able to do....full stop?