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I am 79 and had a heart attack 2 years ago, at my last check

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I am 79 and had a heart attack 2 years ago, at my last check up with my cardiologist I was told that a leak in my heart valve could last up to 5 years. Can I assume that when it gives up that would be it.
I would be happy as I would have lived to 85 and for man would be a good run. I again assume at that age the medical proffesion would not attempt any surgery if they could to prolong my life.
Thank you in advance.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Oh no! That won't kill you.
These days we can repair valves minimally invasively
You will be fine with that valve. Just keep an eye on it