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Top 10 Search Results for "Heart valve surgery"

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Has Anyone Had Aorta Or Mitral Valve Repair And/or Replacement?
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I had an echo and was told I have two leaky valves. I would like to hear your stories if you went through repair or replacement.

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I had open heart surgery to repair the mitral and tricuspid valves. The surgery went OK; however, I developed a high pulse rate, Afib and aflutter. This is very disappointing, and I will probably need… read more

Repeat Open Heart Valve Replacement Surgery
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Has anyone had a redo sternotomy to replace a calcified mitral valve?
This is because they can't replace a mitral valve through a TAVR procedure in the USA yet. There are clinical trials ongoing, but they are very selective on picking the right candidates. Asking as Iam facing this situation (open heart again) and am told that it is high risk, ie. 80 % sucess rate average. Your comments please. Thank you.

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

They have research programs that are split between medicare and research team...if you qualify...had one....I do not think it's a walk in park....lost my memory totally for about 6 hours.very scary

Did Anyone Have Mitral Valve Repair Surgery When Diagnosed With Moderate (as Opposed To Severe) Regurgitation.
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member asked a question 💭

When one is diagnosed and told there will be surgery, not if...but when is the question.

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I do indeed. I am happy to wait for the surgery. The mere thought of open-heart surgery is scary and it will be open-heart. My cardiologist already informed me. Also, I am in no hurry to start… read more

What Do Interventionalists Do?
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I'm having 2 valves replaced by interventionalists are these the same as a cardiac surgeon replacing a valve?

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Thank you. Very helpful.

Heart Valve Replacement
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Has anyone done this yet if so what did you choose Mechanical or tissue Or did you have the Ross procedure

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I had my tricuspid valve replaced twice, both times I had tissue valves. It took longer to recover with the open heart surgery than the second time via a catheter. I hope things are going well for… read more

I Might Be Having Open Heart Surgery In The Near Future. Was The Recovery Difficult For You?
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member asked a question 💭

Bone pain? Back and rib pain? Emotional stress? Heart pain? How are you doing now? It would be helpful to hear any details you would like to share. Thank you!!

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

You will learn how to cough.
Very quickly.
Hosp gave me a red heart shaped pillow to press on my chest. Do not go anywhere out of reach of it fo a while.

Is It Normal To Have Low Magnesium After Open Heart Surgery For A Triple By Pass And Aortic Valve Replecemente?
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I Have An Aneurysm. 5.9 Cm , After An Aortic Valve Replacement,,,basically Waited Till I Was Within A Hairsbreadth From Dieing,,ANEURYSEM
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Interesting…..

I'm Reaching Out To Anyone That Has Had A Aorta Valve Replaced With A Mechanical One
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Praying all works out and I take Coumadin dr wouldn't let me take equip

Open Heart Surgery
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New to page I have to have my aortic valve replaced have to have open heart surgery at st vincents hospital melbourne and Im very scared by myself as my husband died 2 years ago wanting to talk to anyone about this snd recovery

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Good luck with your surgery-of course it’s scary-it’s a new experience! Definitely take any home health care you can get. Cook meals in advance. And definitely go to cardiac rehab! I’ve had 3 open… read more