I am an 82-year-old man with borderline leakage in my mitral
valve. Your article on mitral valve prolapse said, “The operation
to repair or replace a leaky mitral valve is big enough that you
don’t want to undergo it unnecessarily, but important enough that
you don’t want to wait until symptoms develop.” What symptoms or
tests would help me and others recognize when it is time to
consider having the valve fixed?
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