An update from Dr Noel:
I just had a call from Marco Larobina, at Royal Melbourne Hospital.
I'm delighted to say that he was able to repair (as opposed to replace) Melinda's mitral valve.
The operation went very smoothly and we expect her to have a quick recovery.
The long term results should be excellent. This is the best outcome we could have hoped for, and a tribute to the skill of Marco and his team. Repairing valves in this situation is
quite the trick!