What was the specific reason that sent you into surgery in March?
My husband had a repair done 1 year ago because of at least 1, maybe 2, chordae that had ruptured due to a car accident. Otherwise, the valve was in good condition, as were the other 3 valves. No resectioning of the leaflets was required, nor was there any degeneration of the leaflet tissue (that was the case with me). Because of this, John's repair more or less has a "lifetime guarantee" (my words, not the surgeon's).
John has a 1-year recheck with his surgeon tomorrow (May 13).
I'll run past Dr. Ryan about repaired valves leaking and will post that here.
Marsha (7-28-50), MVP 1990/MVR (St. Jude) & ASD repair 6/24/03 Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas Texas. Hometesting since 11/03, first with ProTime 3, now with INRatio.
John (3-13-46), MV repair 5/10/07, Dallas Presbyterian, port-access incision, Dr. William Ryan. Chordae ruptured 12/05 in car crash.