I am scheduled for a repair of the mitral valve and the Maze technique for a fib on Sept. 2. I am going to the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Gillinov is doing the surgery. It will require a sternotomy. Any comments or suggestions about this surgery and recovery would help?
I was diagnosed with Barlow's disease with mitral valve prolapse and regurgitation 2 months ago. It was discovered when I had Afib. I am on medication until further tests are done to decide what to do. I am interested what and where did people go for this kind of repair. I am very active and 71 years old.