It is almost 17 years since my first mitral valve repair and 14 since the re-repair. I just read the article about re-repairs and thought I would post an update. Still no problems to report. Everything is still working fine. My cardiologist has pushed my visits out to 9 months from 6 so it must be okay. I had been going every 6 months for years. I started doing spin(indoor cycling) class 3 times a week about a year ago(with doctors approval). Everything you hear about spin is true... brutal but great work out. Not bad for an old guy I guess. I really enjoy reading about everyones experiences and I'm glad to see that so many advances are being made in the surgical procedures. Thanks to everyone that signed my guest book and I hope everyone is doing well! Take care.
Until next time,
It's been 15 years since my first mitral valve repair surgery and 12 years since the second one. The repair is holding up good. Just a little leakage at my last echo. My cardiologist said it's nothing to worry about so I'm not going too.... The only heart medication I take is toporol XL and it is for the A-fib I experience from time to time... Still hanging in there...