Carmel Power posted a note for Steve that says:
Hi Steve. When I first joined this site, you said you had your mitral valve repaired when your LA started to enlarge. I have had several opinions on my mitral valve regurgitation issue since and one specialist said I have Barlow’s disease. Was this the same problem you had? The last two specialists I saw, both surgeons said my valve is very repairable.
Phyllis Petersen posted a note for Steve that says:
Hi Steve, I see today is our big day and you may even be finished by now. I hope everything went/is going great and that you have an easy recovery. Phyllis
Kathy Blank posted a note for Steve that says:
Steve- I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for a successful and uneventful surgery! I am heading to Crested Butte next weekend so I bet that mountain air is going to be refreshing to our Texas travelers. Looking forward to hearing from you post op! Stay strong!
Ashok Vaid posted a note for Steve that says:
Just like you my doctors want to see some deterioration in lv function before they intervene . My EF was 65 and stenosis moderate as classified by doctors , further iam pretty young 26 so I am all for waiting . The doctors also looked at the valve and mobility , and even if things go to severe would love to monitor till symptoms. My left atrium is not enlarged but it's at the upper limits of normal at 4.0 cm . What does your echo say ?
Pam Hascall posted a note for Steve that says:
Hi Steve - I am also from Denver. I am going to the Cleveland Clinic for my mitral valve repair. Leaving next week for pre-op and then going back again in January for surgery Jan. 4. I too, have no symptoms and am looking forward to get this done so I can go through recovery and get back on the tennis court in April. Do you know if you'll be doing robotic or front entry?