My name is Sabine and my mother-in-law (age 84) is trying to decide whether or not to have mitral valve surgery. Her cardiologist says they will try to repair the valve first, but if that's not possible will opt for replacement. She is at Kaiser San Rafael; recommended surgeon is Dr. Hon Lee at Kaiser Santa Clara. Surgery at Mercy General in Sacramento may also be a possibility.
Any suggestions? Did anyone out there have mitral valve surgery over 80 (or know someone that did)?
Thank you very much,