A message from Dr Noel
Excellent news from MonashHeart...Martinho's mitral valve balloon procedure, while technically a little more challenging than usual, went very smoothly and the preliminary assessment suggests an excellent result.
He should experience a dramatic and prompt improvement in his severe symptoms, and much improved life expectancy.
Unfortunately we've struck a temporary hurdle in Rita's case. She has an additional problem requiring an extended course of medication before we can proceed with her balloon.
The treatment has been commenced, she'll go back to East Timor next week, and return to MonashHeart in September for her procedure.
We are all disappointed, but confident of a good long term result.
As always, our gratitude and admiration to Professor Rick Harper and the rest of the MonashHeart team.