I have met with my heart surgeon who agrees with my cardiologist about the mitral valve replacement surgery.
It will be an artificial heart valve replacement and two blood thinners for the rest of my life. These typically last about 10 years.
I am having more testing done before the surgery this is to rule out any blockages. If they find any blockages that will have to be fixed before the heart valve replacement will take place.
First up Carotid artery scan this week.
Then heart catheterization and tee esophageal echo hopefully next week.
If all goes as planned I will be having surgery very soon.
I think the worst part for me will be the hospital stay since I do not like staying in a hospital much less for a week or more.
Cardiac rehab will follow me after I get out and I guess that will go on for about 6 weeks.