My partner is having to make the decision. She is being put off the mechanical from the potential noise it will make which will drive her mad and also being on Warfarin for the rest of her life. This is against the bio which will have to be repeated in 10 years or so as she is only 48.
It would be great to hear anyone's real life experiences with a mechanical mitral valve (noisey or not?), life on Warfarin and living with the thought of having to have a 2nd valve replacement some time in the future if you chose a bio valve. And how and why people made the decision of one type of valve versus the other. Thanks