How do I get ready for a mitral valve repair surgery?
Your doctor will tell you everything you need to know about this surgery and how you should prepare for it.
You might require a complete physical exam so that the doctor can understand if you are ready for the valve repair. You will also need to talk to him or her about your medical history, your allergies and any medication you are currently taking.
You should stop eating or drinking for 8 hours prior to the surgery.
If you are a smoker, you should make an effort to stop smoking before the surgery because it will help you enhance your recovery.
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