flying with leaky heart valve

today i found out that i have a linky valve..and i have to have surgery..well i'm i have to fly to maine sunday..i need to know if it's safe..the doctor who told me this is he can't say if i could..the heart doctor wasn't there do any of you ladies have this problem..if so can i fly sunday..will it be safe

Edited November 1, 2012 at 10:26 pm

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