I had my mitral valve repaired on August 9, 2017...11 months ago at NY Presbyterian Hospital by Dr. T. Sloan Guy. The surgery was done robotically. I had a Barlow's valve, with severe regurgitation discovered on my routine echo. I have had MVP since my 30's. I was 70 at the time of the operation. The surgery was successful. The only pre-operative symptoms I had were a lot of palpitations. It was caught before any heart failure, afib, pulminory hypertension, or heart enlargement occurred - I was very lucky. I went grocery shopping the week after I got home.
I have, however, some nerve pain around a couple of my tiny incisions, and pain in my right chest wall. If I do any upper body weight machines ( which I did before the surgery) or lift anything heavy, my right chest wall hurts, even if I just take a deep breath, such as with a sneeze, yawn, or cough. My doctors all say that that sometimes happens and may eventually go away. I have never read anyone's story of their surgery where this is an after effect. I would appreciate anyone's comments on this. Thank you!