- Jun 9, 2001
- Texas Hill Country
Hi everyone, especially longtime members! I was a member from the beginning of VR.com right after I had AVR for a congenital bicuspid valve. Now 20 years later my mitral valve has bit the dust and most likely needs replacement. Never in a million years would I have guessed my shortness of breath would get so bad and that a trashed mitral valve would cause it, but it is what it is. My EF is 35% with normal being from 60-80%. I am looking for Austin, Texas and surrounds folks who had their surgery in Austin at one of the heart hospitals and your experience. I have three cardio thoracic surgeons to choose from there as all come highly recommended. I don't have the energy to get to the famed Cleveland Clinic, so Austin it is. Please share your info if you don't mind.. Thanks to all..