Good news: recovery statistics are very good for people who receive proper treatment.
Even for very strong people, fear can sometimes paralyze us into inaction. But valve surgery is very likely to provide a positive outcome, so planning your recovery is key. Read these articles and handouts, and cheer yourself on as you reach your healthy living goals.
Here's what you'll find in this section:
- The key to clear communication with your healthcare professional about your condition, whether or not you need surgery.
- We'll talk about your surgery goals and what to expect from recovery and follow up.
- Helpful tips on how to plan and prepare for surgery.
- What goals and milestones might you notice right away after your repair?
This content was last reviewed May 2016.