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Curious if anyone has any heart valve issues? I have mild Pulmonary Heart Valve Regurgitation. Wondering if there will be any issues getting the surgery. Its in the paperwork i handed to my surgeon when i first met him but that appointment was not even 5 minutes long.

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I have Mitral Valve Prolapse, bradycardia, and an enlarged heart and I was able to have WLS. It required my cardiologist to sign off/approve it, and he did saying that the very minor risk of surgery was far less than the good the weight loss would do for my condition.

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4 hours ago, GradyCat said:

I have Mitral Valve Prolapse, bradycardia, and an enlarged heart and I was able to have WLS. It required my cardiologist to sign off/approve it, and he did saying that the very minor risk of surgery was far less than the good the weight loss would do for my condition.

Thanks for the info.

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I have AFIB and was able to have surgery. After the surgery, my heart rate was really high and my regular medications weren’t working. I ended up in the hospital an extra week until they were able to get the rate under control with more medications. The cardiologist will sign off on the surgery if it will benefit your condition. Weight reduction should also make heart procedures safer if you need to have them in the future. I’m seeing a heart specialist next month and expect that I’ll need to have a procedure to get my heart rhythm back to normal. Hopefully January will be a good month for weight loss. Good luck to you.

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I have dilated cardiomyopathy and (possibly) mitral valve prolapse - I say possibly because my current cardiologist thinks it is a result of my DCM, unlike previous doctors. I also have high blood pressure. I was cleared and the anesthesiologist was not concerned at all. He told me they deal with people in "much worse shape" all the time. Obviously they will watch it, but as long as they know what they are dealing with, they should be good.

My cardiologist was the one who finally convinced me to get surgery because long term is so much better for my heart and he know keeping weight off without it would be tough (even though I did lose 50 lbs on my own at one point).

I'm sure you will be totally fine!

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On 1/9/2022 at 12:27 PM, liveaboard15 said:

Curious if anyone has any heart valve issues? I have mild Pulmonary Heart Valve Regurgitation. Wondering if there will be any issues getting the surgery. Its in the paperwork i handed to my surgeon when i first met him but that appointment was not even 5 minutes long.

I have mitral valve prolapse and I was approved for surgery (it's May 3rd). I also have MS. My cardiologist and neurologist as well as PCP all signed off on the surgery because the risk to my health is greater without the surgery than with it.

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