Just introducing myself I guess. My father was yesterday diagnosed with a leaky valve (also known as MVP - correct me please if I am wrong)
They've confirmed it is a birth defect and he is to have a camera in his leg up to his heart for further examination before open hear surgery.
Because of the nature of this, my sister and I, along with my father's brothers and sisters are to attend the same tests to ascertain if we too have the leaky valve. My father hasn't had any issues up to a couple weeks ago which is why it's gone undiagnosed; I mean, he's 62 now and they've confirmed that other than this defect, he's fit as a fiddle!
Not sure how to support my family, at the moment I feel very black and white about the situation. I'm sure panic will set in when his operation date is set and I have to have the tests myself.
How quickly moving it is generally to get tested? If anything, getting the results from both mine and my sister's tests will help my dad relax.
Anyway, I've babbled on enough now!