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  • Mitral valve

    Hello,

    I am looking for any information on Mitral valve repair in conjunction with septal Myectomy surgery. I have been told that along with soon needing septal myectomy surgery that my mitral valve is Rather large and would need to be "tucked-in" a little and that this is quite common among us HOCM folks that do need surgrey

    Has anyone had this procedure done..?

    Thank you

    Vinnie

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    It's fairly common to have some mitral valve involvement when you do a myectomy. They surgeon will look at the valve after the muscle tissue is removed to see if they need to do repair on the valve at that time or not. Sometimes just removing muscle is enough and you don't need the valve repair. Best of luck!

    Reenie
    Reenie

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    Husband has HCM.
    3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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      Rennie,

      My valve was repaired during the surgery. That was what 2 1/2 years ago? It really is nothing additional to the myectomy.

      Jerry

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        hi

        Hi jerry ,

        thanks for the reply,

        How are you doing since the surgrey. Were you very Symptomatic prior to surgrey..?

        Take care

        vinnie

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        • #5
          Hiya Vinnie,

          About 42% of those undergoing myectomies also require a valve procedure, according to information from the Cleveland Clinic website. Since the clinic has a very large sample population to study, i assume that these data are representative of what you might expect:

          Click Here

          Like everyone else, i was informed in advance that a valve correction might be needed as well, although this was not the case. They just don't know until they get in there, so most of going into the surgery just plan on it being done.

          Jim
          "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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          • #6
            Vinnie,

            It's been 2 1/2 years for me, and overall I say I'm doing fairly well. I get tired too much, and take too many naps. However, the jury is out on whether the fault is HCM or too much wieght.

            So I would say that while I do not feel perfect, I am able to lead a normal life including working full time. The surgery was definite worth it.

            Jerry

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