I was diagnosed with severe regurgitation 18 months ago, although I had very few symptoms. I had a mitral valve repair last November (2016) and was told by the surgeon that it should be fairly straightforward as I was relatively young (65) and fit (still played sports and was active).
I was in theatre and on bypass for a lot longer than planned and the op didn’t go as well as expected. Apart from being readmitted with plural effusion the first scans showed I still had a leak. A year later this is now a ‘Moderate to Severe’ leak – so virtually back to where I started from.
I have been trying to find out some data for success rates of mitral valve repair as my surgeon said they didn’t have that data (which I don’t believe). Does anyone know of any reliable sources?