Hello to all friends here. 22 years ago before and after my surgery this site hekped me a lot. I had a mitral valve repair in 2002 at tge age of 27. I had great 22 years afterwards. I had regurgitation before surgery ( had a rheumatic fever from 11 years ols) . Now still trace regurgitation but have mild stenosis with 1.4 cm2 ( no symptoms yet). Also mild aortic regurgitation. Seems like in 5 to 10 years second OHS might be on horizon.Im very active in terms of sports. have been watching lots of videos on YouTube recently about the advantages of valve repair. We all know main advantages of valve repair but both surgeons and cardiologists were implying that after repair patient's life expectancy is no different than anyone at tge same age group without a heart issue( if surgery is done before any irreversible damage point). However they said life expectancy changes after replacement. I thought if you dont get stroke or endocarditis, your life expectancy is not effected after a replacement. Aortic repairs are rare and also second time mitral repairs as well is work of art. ( my anterior leaflet was repaired. Tgey did not touch to posterior. While Im a strong candidate for a valve replacement, Any comment on changes in life expectancy after a valve replacement?