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Mitral regurgitation

Sir. Since 7 years I have mitral heart disease .Now I am 6 weeks pregnant and cardio suggest me i have to undergo an open heart surgery after delivery.My concern is that whether it is safe to continue the pregnancy in this condition.and what type of surgery it will whether valve replacemwnt or valve repair.please reply.for your reference my recent echo said in conclusion that... Rheumatic heart disease Mitral regurgitation severe AR-mild TR-mild Mildly increase PA pressure Dilated LA Mildly dilated LV No RWMA Adequate LV systolic funtion LVEF-50 to 55%
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Dr. Swathi S Aithal Bangalore | General Physician
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Hello there we understand your feeling and your condition too but this is sad that you had too face this condition in such a young age. We thank you for sharing your diagnosis with us. But you need to know that RHD is such kind of disease that whodunit effected by staph aureus bacteria. It affects in heart valves and make hard. Thus leading to regurgitation. The surgery would be valve replacement obviously. It is risky to continue with pregnancy but there no other way because your fetus is viable now and you need to continue it. There would be.some complications while delivery just do.not panic leave everything to doctors and have trust In them. Everything will go on well. I advanced my congratulate you for becoming a mother. Thank you
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