Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital Mount Sinai

In October 2006, 51 year old Ron Fierro sat down with Dr. David Adams to discuss his reasons for coming to Mount Sinai from Florida to have a mitral valve repair.

 

 

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Dr. Adams: Mr. Fierro, I just want to get you to explain why you are deciding to have your mitral valve repaired right now. You have a dilated cardiomyopathy, your mitral valve leaks a lot, you know your heart does not squeeze normally, and I know that you have looked at a lot of information. I just want to hear in your own words, why are you deciding now to have your operation?

 

Mr. Fierro: Well, like you said we did a lot of research on it. My cardiologist, my EP specialist that I spoke to; I knew why I was having damage to my heart, my mitral valve is leaking and the answers that they had for me were not quite a fix. It was Band-Aid effect to me and after doing research and reading your website, it seems like we could repair the source of the problem. That is why I have decided, you know, I have read about your valves, I have read about your procedures, and it just seemed to me that the logical thing to do is to fix the source of the problem. I do not want to be 10 years from now having to deal with heart failure or having to deal with replacing my valve and it may be sooner, I do not know. I know in the past six months my mitral valve has deteriorated significantly and I need to stop that problem.

 

 

Page Created: Monday, 09 April 2007

Last Updated: Thursday, 21 January 2010

 

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