OOPs, forgot to say. If the doctor is asking for surgery, then evidently her MVP is severe.
If that is the case, most likely surgery is the only way out. The valve cannot fix itself. Not even with meditation and yoga. I am a meditation instructor! I wish that could have helped.
If she can get away with repair, not a valve replacement, that is even better. I went into surgery thinking I was going to have a pig valve when I woke up. I was so fortunate that my doc was able to repair my valve. I do not have to take blood thinners, only a beta blocker, and I shouldnt have to take that forever.
hugs to you and your friend
Osteoarthritis, DDD, bone spurs in lower back, osteoarthritis in neck and right thumb. Right thumb joint disfigured, awaiting surgery. Take Norco, Atenolol, xanax, Vitamin D, Magnesium, DHEA, aspirin, prometrium, estradial. Had open heart surgery July of 2009 to repair Mitral Valve. At the same time, had the Maze Procedure to cure my Atrial Fibrillation.