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.
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
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.
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
When one is diagnosed and told there will be surgery, not if...but when is the question.
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
I'm having 2 valves replaced by interventionalists are these the same as a cardiac surgeon replacing a valve?
Thank you. Very helpful.
Has anyone done this yet if so what did you choose Mechanical or tissue Or did you have the Ross procedure
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
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!!
You will learn how to cough.
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.
Praying all works out and I take Coumadin dr wouldn't let me take equip
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
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