Support Group for Mechanical & Artificial Heart Valve Surgery & Using Warfarin
Mechanical Heart Valve support group for people who are having mechanical heart valve & artificial & plastic heart valve replacement surgery
Hi, This is going to sound very garbled, for which I apologise, but I received an email to-day and wasn't happy with it - didn't sound right, possible phishing! - so immediately deleted it. It was from a Frank K---- can't remember the name (wish…Continue
My name is Mary Zeigler and I will be celebrating four years with a St. Jude Mechanical heart valve on 9/24/2014 due to bacteria that caused an abcess on my aortic valve (normally found at autopsy). I was using Alere Home Monitoring to check my INR…Continue
My daughter, 20yr old has had a mitral valve replaced with a mechanical one. She never had any health problems before just colds, till this year round May when she had pains in leg, arm there was never any swelling but the arm pain was severe whilst…Continue
I am from India, my mitral valve replacement done in May 2007, I am patient of hypertension too. due to medicines of hypertension now i started suffering with savior IBS (irritable bowel syndrom) and constipation. i consulted many cardiologists and…Continue
Started by sunil kumar singh in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story... May 29.
Here's an interesting study from Germany that I found buried in some research papers on the web ...Detailed Description:Patient's perception of mechanical heart valve sounds: psychoacoustics and quality of lifeBackground: Approximately 90.000…Continue
I'm new to the forum, and 6 months into warfarin, so I was hoping to revisit the alcohol question. In the US, the general recommendation is an "occasional glass of wine, etc." implying rarely and with caution. My European friends, some of them…Continue
In December of last year (2013) my family found out by taking me to the ER that I had developed endocarditis and a resulting sepsis. Very close to death, I was intubated and sedated for 3+ weeks. When I regained consciousness, I learned the…Continue
Is it ever! - But I love it! YOUR thoughts and experiences in this discussion..how it affects you, your partner, sleeping with a mechanical heart valve, questions - any other points? Put it all down here!Continue
Goodness gracious will I ever be able to eat the way I use to. Sadly no. For some this might be a good thing but for me who has always been a food loving girl enjoying her champagne, froi gras and anything made with butter or cream has come to an…Continue
Wanting any experience or advice regarding the theory of Reiki affecting pacemakers. I had to have one as well as my Mechanical Heart Valve. I'm wanting to learn as a practitioner, but my other half also has thought of doing Reiki for myself but has…Continue
Started by Leslie Champion in Living with a Mechanical Heart Valve Apr 22.
Just wanted to let you all know I did a 48mile (~77km) charity bike ride at the week, for British Heart Foundation. Two years post Op and I did it under my own power – I’m very happy to report I feel fine. The hills were tough but…Continue
I am from India, my mitral valve replacement done in May 2007, I am patient of hypertension too. due to medicines of hypertension now i started suffering with savior IBS (irritable bowel syndrom) and constipation. i consulted many cardiologists…Continue
Posted by sunil kumar singh on December 21, 2013 at 6:34
Well its been almost exactly 5 years since my last op, I am told im going to have to have one in the next couple weeks the valve i have now is to small as im only 16 so im still growing and the current valve is not big enough to help me so I…Continue
Posted by quintin david meldrem on November 20, 2013 at 19:27
Sorry not been on this site for a while. Just to keep you posted as its 5 months since my aortic valve replacement.
I saw my Cardiologist this week and i had a few questions answered. I was due to have ascending aorta…Continue
I'm very pleased to say that yesterday I completed a 45km charity bike ride, for British Heart Foundation, around some lovely Suffolf Villages. It was a very well organised event. It’s about 14 months post Aortic Valve &…Continue
Sorry not replyed sooner as no computer for a while!
Thanks for your reply.
Hope you are keeping well and still busy cycling!!
My scar seems to be feeling alot better and think the bio oil is helping. My…Continue
Posted by Lee-Anne Bray on May 10, 2013 at 22:22
About four years ago, I had a chest x-ray. Something didnt look right, so they had me do a cat scan. Then found an aneurysm in my aorta. Close to my aortic heart valve. It was 4.7cm. Every year I had another cat scan. Last year they found it had…Continue
Posted by michael pierce on May 1, 2013 at 23:16