Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Mitral Valve Leak Outlook

What to expect with mitral regurgitation:

  • The outlook depends on the severity of the disease and the presence of additional heart disease.
  • About 65 percent of those who undergo mitral valve replacement live longer than 5 years.
  • About 70 percent of those who undergo mitral valve repair live longer than 5 years.

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Last Updated: May 30, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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