if the heart doctor tells you your valve is leaking and cant be repaired, how long can u live?
Q:if the heart doctor tells you your valve is leaking and cant be repaired, how long can u live?
More Answers to “if the heart doctor tells you your valve is leaking and cant be repaired, how long can u live?“If you have a leaking valve then you can have it replaced if it cannot be repaired with a mechanical valve which would mean you would have to have a blood thinning drug all your life. The procedure is normally done through open heart surgery (Sternum incision) although I had mine through Robotic surgery. These artificial valves last a lot longer than you would.
I’ve had a leaky aortic valve for more than 20 years. It is not slowing me down at all. I exercise a lot and can swim 40 laps (up and back) and have no problems from the murmur. I do take antibiotics before dentist appointments and see a cardiologist routinely. I have no other heart problems. In your case, you may be having some symptoms related to the leaky valve? Do you have any other heart problems? Other heart problems can adversely affect your overall health and well being. Eating a healthy diet, not smoking, getting a reasonable amount of exercise and maintaining a healthy weight will go a long way to increasing the length and quality of your life.
I was diagnosed with mitarocardiaprolaps(I hope I spelled it right) about ten years ago, and my doctor told me that I would more then likely grow out of it. of course I was only 13 years old at the time. I still have requent chest pains,but other then that I have no trouble with it. He also told me that my quality of life would no change, and that I would be fine. Best of luck with you. By the way you should still make shure before you listen to anyone that is not a professionals advise.
That would depend on the amount of blood leaking back. A lot of heart murmurs are not clinically too significant. Perhaps he meant your valve does not need replacement. People such as my mother live many years with a valve defect.
Many people have “leaking heart valves”, a condition called Mitral Valve Regurgitation or Mitral Valve Prolapse. Many live well into their 70’s or 80’s with this condition. A leaking valve, in itself, is not a life-threatening problem. However, the interrupted blood flow from one of the above-named problems can cause circulatory problems in the heart and major blood vessels. Talk your concerns over with your Doctor. that doctor is so not encouraging…didnt he tell you how long you can live…or isnt he bothered