I'm just looking for a bit of insight from anybody who has been diagnosed with Valve Regurgitation (mitral valve to be specific.) I was diagnosed with Severe mitral regurgitation 3 years ago. I see my consultant 6 monthly for check ups, and everything is going well.
I work full time and I'm also in the gym regularly and do a bit of fell walking. I seem to manage with little to no symptoms. Lately, I have been wondering if maybe I am just adjusting to the changes slowly, maybe I think the breathlessness I get when walking up a fell for example is normal for me when it actually isn't. Maybe I'm thinking into it all too much.
I see that a lot of people have symptoms when their valve is considered to be mild or moderately leaking.
So, I am just curious if anybody has a leaking valve with no symptoms? Are the symptoms a very gradual process to almost go unnoticed? Is it possible for my consultant to decide my heart valve needs replaced or repaired but I feel fine?
Thank you in advance.