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
Note: Tareq - one of our new members is a doctor and this is a great message of support from him for us all. He also makes a note of how important the site is for him as a doctor to better understand all that we manage every day in our lives!…Continue
Started by Graeme in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story... Mar 23.
Dental implantsIn the near future (six months – 12 months time), I require some dental work, removal of an old bridge then dental implants. My dentist is only happy to carry our this work if given written permission to do so by my cardiologist. Can…Continue
Hi All,Two and a half months post-op and recovering well!Thanks to all on the forum for their positive comments and advice...Anyway - do you pay for your Warfarin? My brother-in-law is diabetic and has daily injections of insulin. In conversation he…Continue
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
Hey Folks, Hope you are all well! Its been about two and a half years since my mechanical valve was implanted. I was 29 at the time (bicuspid valve with aortic regurgitation). I recovered very quickly and I'm in relatively good shape,…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
Hello, first I'd like to say that this is my first post and this site / forum really stood out to me. Great that it is a UK site and specific to mech valves plus some great reading on here.I was discharged from hospital on Friday 3rd October…Continue
So it's two years today since my SORIN aortic vale was fitted. Thanks to Graeme and all of you for your support and encouragement over this period.Love KevinContinue
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
hope all had a lovely Xmas and have started a bright and shiny New Year on a positive spin.... and the Xmas pounds (certainly hope not kilograms!) are now being attacked vigorously in the gym and bracing 10 mile bicycle…Continue
I stumbled upon this forum and I’m so glad that I did. Reading your posts, I have already learned much about my condition from the people who really know. Thank you to every member who has posted on this site.
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