Jean Hochevar posted a note for Charlotte that says:
HI Charlotte, In April I was diagnosed with moderate to severe MR. I am going for a second opinion in a few weeks and my TEE is tomorrow. Its amazing how all consuming this can be. What was the feedback with your second opinion? Jean
Susan posted a note for Charlotte that says:
Charolotte - I was also caught very much by surprise with my mitral valve regurgitation diagnosis last summer. I had a TEE, cardiac scoring, and cardiac cath that all turned out fine. Two months ago, I had a mini-thoractomy with Dr. Scott Goldman just outside of Philadelphia. Short hospital stay, almost no pain, minimal scaring, and quick recovery. Everyone's situation is different, but I personally think the key is getting the repair sooner rather than later, if possible, and finding a surgeon who is very experienced.