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Is it time for open heart surgery again? Pulmonary Hypertension is up

I have Aortic Valve Replacement back in 2006. I was 31 years old. Now I have moderate to severe mitral valve regurgitation and severe tricuspid regurgitation.  My pulmonary hypertension is now at a 61. Is it time for open heart surgery again, or just still going to monitor it.  Haven't heard back from my doc yet.  Will see him next week. Anything will be helpful.
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I would get both valves replaced asap.

Do you have a collagen vascular or autoimmune disorder that is causing issues with these valves?
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I have Rheumatoid Arthritis as well.. I was diagnosed with that back in 2007.  Most of the people in my family have heart disease.  My grandfather had his aortic valve replaced.  My sister has had 2 heart attacks and my brothers has had 3.  I haven't had any thank goodness.  My dad passed away a little over a year ago from cardiac arrest.  My heart doc knows that the RA has some effect on my valves.
It certainly does...

If I were you I would replace both simultaneously and make sure to keep up with your immunomodulation therapy!  I think you'll have a long happy life if you do :)
Thank you
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