I have been diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse, I am 26 years old. I have had a murmer all my life and irregular heartbeat from time to time. I was planning on going to nursing school
this fall but now I am faced with what to me seems like a fairly big decision.
The delimma is that my cardiologist after doing a TEE and seeing that my leak is what he terms as severe is urging me to have surgery to repair or possibly replace the valve in order to avoid *future* health issues like enlarged heart and general weakening of the heart muscle....
I am in no way asking a "professional opinion as you all are not cardiologist or surgeons to my knowlegde but I would like to hear some any thoughts on the matter and also I would like to know if anyone else has had this condition which is fairly common and has anyone on the board gotten their valve repaired. If so did you feel significantly better? I have a lot of fatigue and the doc says he feels its related to my condition and I should feel better after I recover.