I know how disturbing news like that can be. I found out in July that all of my valves are leaking. I also have pulmonary and aortic stenosis and an enlarged heart. I do not take any medications for any of that and pretty much live normally. I do have Lupus also which adds to the mix but I don't have any major symptoms except for fatigue and sometimes shortness of breath. It is possible to live normally. Try not to worry about it. I know that is easier said than done but worrying will get us nowhere except more worried and stressed out. Just make sure that you get regular checkups and if you have any new symptoms run them by your doctor just to make sure.
Hope this helps you.
Possible shunt (hole) in the heart. October 2005
Diagnosed MCTD, Fibromyalgia June 2005
Diagnosed with Aortic stenosis, leaky heart valves, heart enlargement on both left and right sides, one side larger than the other - July 2005
Congenital Heart condition-Pulmonary stenosis, High blood pressure, IBS, degenerative disc disease, vertigo
"No matter what happens, God is in control. He is God, I am not, what a relief!"