How long does a MItral Val e repair last
I understood that for such to be the case a highly specific selection criteria was required. That there are a number of "situations" where its determined that a mitral is best not repaired but replaced. So while this is correct for those who meet those criteria its not my understanding that its a universal set by any means.Zoltania;n885135 said:Most mitral valve repairs are expected to last indefinitely.
glad to see its still going strong. Not knowing enough about your history (valvular) I wonder if you may find the following encouraging (or even just interesting).dornole;n885562 said:Depends, I was told 1-15 years but I'm on year 16 and my new cardiologist said it might last forever (I like the new guy . . . )
Good stuff! I’m also in N Z. My surgeon has retired Cheek of it !here's the latest i've seen on the mitraclip:
COAPT: MitraClip Reduces Repeat Hospitalizations, Mortality in Functional MR Patients With Severe HF(UPDATED) Physicians responded with shock and excitement to findings, but struggled to reconcile the results with the MITRA-FR trial.www.tctmd.com
in 2015 i was considering the coapt trial (cariologist was flogging it): severe functional regurg...long story... but since it was a trial and i could be getting cut w.o. a clip, i passed (both el camino and stanford). still doing fine 4 years later .. back in N.Z.; out of the asylum even though it was caifornia, there's wind drift ;-) in N.Z. walking/climbing hills, 5-6 miles/day, 3-4 days a week. no plans for a clip, but afaik it's still an option .. if they can catch me ;-)
hiya,Good stuff! I’m also in N Z. My surgeon has retired Cheek of it !
Have you heard of any good surgeons in N Z my mosaic porcine valve will need replacement in the next 5 or so years it’s been going strong for 10 years.
You should see another doctor. Get a mitral valve replacement. I was told it can last a good 30 years. I don't think it is a good idea to just wait. Good luck to you.Almost 6 months ago, I had my bi-annual cardiologist appointment. My former cardiologist left Ca and went to Jackson, WY. So, he recommended the one I see now.
My echo stated my repaired mitral (2009) is now leaking severely. My doc said it is probably leaking worse than the echo suggests. He said that repairs generally don't last forever, and when I asked about a valve replacement, his preference is to repair again because the mitral valve tends to throw clots more than the aortic. He is interested in the clip through the groin, but he said it would be a long time before it is available. So, I will wait, live my life, walk my dog, and just rest when i feel a bit out of breath. I have always felt that the mitral leakage really affects my aerobic activity when it is leaking mod- severe.
I may see my surgeon again at Stanford, and just get his opinion on it, since he did the repair.