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
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
Started by Tim Grey in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story... 23 hours ago.
I have recently been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma having been treated 7 years ago for the same cancer, however this time rather than been located in just two places - which they treated with Radiotherapy (exactly a year after fitting my heart…Continue
Started by Richard Beaumont in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story... Apr 6.
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
Hi all, hope you r all well and ticking away. I'm after a bit of advice - i am of course going to be asking the doctor too but i've put on some weight since my surgery and would like to detox by taking a supplement called Raspberry Ketones. I have…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
Well - seeing as I'm here :o) And again thinking ahead to my overland round the world trip .. What can I expect with any interaction to preventative inoculations. of course I will be discussing the issue with my own doctor , but wondered if anyone…Continue
Hi, 9 1/2 months since my op. Still struggling emotionally with the thought of what has happened and i have nit looked at my chest yet as i am quite consious. I dont know why im feeling like this as i had already had open heart surgery as a child.…Continue
Saw this today and thought I would share.. its a paper from Canada last month re medical symposium paper on the effectiveness of warfarin.. Interesting re MHV patients..Full report here: …Continue
Started by Graeme in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story... Nov 14, 2013.
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
Hi all... Thought I should post an update as its been a while since I was on the site.. So much been happening (non valve related) and still waiting for the op... been cancelled 3 times on account of a number of infections, odd as I normally dont…Continue
Posted by Antony Bambrough on February 7, 2013 at 1:19
Well bags packed off for my 5* All inclusive hols to Derriford hospital tomorrow ready for op on Wednesday. ( aortic valve and Ascending aorta replacment). Think i just need to get my "huggy" ready and hopefully sorted! Will keep you posted in…Continue