It depends on your condition and the procedure you underwent. However, most patients with see me 2 weeks or so after discharge and then follow-up with their cardiologist long-term. Of course, any complications that occur may require additional visits. For mitral valve repair patients, I like to have the cardiologists perform an echocardiogram at 6 months, 1 year, and then yearly so that we can get direct feedback on the repair that we performed and alert your medical team if any problems arise that might require treatment.

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T. Sloane Guy, MD

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