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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 cardio rehab after procedure .gailreid .took a few months before i could because my surgery went so bad . only went 3 times . not because it was bad rehab was great . my ex stopped taking me so… read more

Why Would A Mitral Valve Not Be Replaced When The Aortic Valve Can Be?

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Hmmm.had both

How Durable Are Biological Heart Valve Replacements?

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This week's Medical Monday video is about heart valves. This information has been requested by a site member. She has asked for information on heart valve durability, calcification, and stroke risk as well as how stroke risk is prevented during surgery. Today we start with information on heart valve durability. This video is presented by Adam Pick of www.heart-valve-surgery.com and the doctor he is speaking with is Dr. Ibrahim Sultan, Surgical Director of the Heart Valve Center at the… read more

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@A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member Thanks so much for posting this! The more info we have the better decisions we can make. Hugs🤗

Has Anyone Had Valve Replacement? Doctors Said I Am Getting Close. I See Him Again In 6 Months.

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Mary292, do not worry yourself. I know easier said than done. I have CHF also and had my Aortic valve replaced with a Bovine tissue valve in 2011 at age 52. Likely I will need a re-do before long… 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.

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Andy 3, while the risk is higher than the first time it is still 80% success. I think you will pull thru with flying colors. Just do yourself a favor and go to one of the best facilities that does… read more

Severe Mitral Valve Prolapses. Open Heart Surgery Or Less Evasive Procedure?

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I had open heart, but it was in 05. Things have prob changed since then. My friend is having a tricuspid repair, and they are going in under her arm.

Having Open Heart March 19th. Would Like To Hear From Other People Who Have Had OHS How There Expeience Was With That Surgery.

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Have a severely leaking Mitral valve and need a single bypass also.

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I haven't had surgery but have had 3 stents.
I just wanted to wish you the best and a healthy recovery!

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

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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

My Cardiologist Has Ordered Testing For AMYLOIDOSIS. Who Has Had Testing & Diagnosis & Treatment?

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I am 2 years post operation TAVR. I have some regurgutation.
I am being treated for Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis, which falls in the Pulmonary Fibrosis category.

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Regurgitation in my case: When the heart pumps blood through the valves, some if the blood, flows back. The Cardiologist is not overly concerned in my case, the Replacement Valve inserted 2 years ago… read more

I Have Severe Osteoarthritis In My Right Hip. Wondering How That Will Impact Recovery From Open Heart Surgery In Terms Of Practical Tasks.

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The surgery will be: aortic valve replacement, mitral valve replacement or repair, a maze procedure with closing the left atrial appendage.