I've been diagnosed with mitral valve prolaps in early childhood. Lived my life symptom free and had my echocardiograms yearly. After my second pregnancy 2 and a half years ago my mitral regurgitation became severe, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation started occuring from time to time (after sleepless nights and heavy lifting) and I occasionaly have shortness od breath.
Much wanted third (and risky) pregnancy followed and luckly I delivered happy and healthy baby only a year ago...
Now I'm 33, my children are 5, 2 and 1 year old. Since I have indication for operation, I'm actually excited and I can't wait to get this valve fixed, stop Afib and get on with my otherwise happy and busy life...
After thorugh research I decided to do the operation in Leipzig Herzzentrum in Germany (privatley funded, because in Croatia they only do full sternotomy repair and aren't as expirienced, although it would all be for free). Professor Michael Borger will do the minimaly invasive mitral valve repair with MAZE procedure.
I'm very happy that I found this site and this wonderful, almost surreal community. Going here daily is kind of my ritual before the surgery day comes :)
More Info About Me & My Heart
More About Me
I am from:
Zagreb, Croatia, Republic of
My surgery date is:
September 13, 2022
I was diagnosed with:
My surgery was:
Mitral Valve Repair