Hello everyone! I am currently 41 years old. I was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse at age 13, had ECHOs every 2-3 years since, with my regurgitation remaining mild-moderate. On September 3, 2021 my ECHO showed conflicting reports, so on September 20 I had a TEE done. The result showed moderate to severe regurgitation and left ventricular enlargement (my EF is also slightly below normal) and I was told by my cardiologist that I needed mitral valve repair surgery. I have been referred to the only valve disease clinic in my network; appointment is set for Nov. 15. I am also in the process of obtaining three outside consults - one with Dr. Chikwe at Cedars Sinai, one with Dr. Gerdisch at Franciscan Health, and one with Dr. Gillinov at Cleveland clinic. If the surgery can hold off til the beginning of next year, I can increase my insurance to cover an out of network surgeon, and go with someone that has more experience and expertise.