Open Access Perspective

Mitral Valve Repair Operations - Aspects of Risk and Uncertainty

John Mangan*

Australian Institute for Business and Economics University of Queensland, Australia

Corresponding Author

Received Date: April 07, 2020;  Published Date: April 27, 2020


About 18 months ago, I received a shock during a routine health examination. I had noises coming from my heart. It was subsequently diagnosed as a (mitral prolapse regurgitation at severity level 3 from 4). Yet, apart from some tiredness during the day, I was asymptomatic. As an economist, with some knowledge of risk and probabilities, I needed to make some decisions regarding timing of treatment, form of treatment, expectations of outcome and the possibility of ongoing treatment. Of course, it could not be purely an analytical exercise, health and possibly life itself, were on the line but the economics and statistics training took hold. Below I outline the decision process.

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