Living with a Mechanical Heart Valve: Click.Tick.Thump. Love It!

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

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Tim Grey replied to Chris Skingley's discussion Bentall Procedure
"Chris, I'm 1 year, 10 months out from my Bentall procedure.  I had a biological valve that failed and now have a St Judes revised with a Bental procedure.  It has been a struggle to get used to the different sounds and dynamics. …"
Aug 21
Kevin David Parvin left a comment for Ravon Parish
"Dear Ravon, Welcome to this great forum. All the best from sunny Toulouse!"
Aug 20
Ravon Parish is now a member of Living with a Mechanical Heart Valve: Click.Tick.Thump. Love It!
Aug 14
Kevin David Parvin replied to Chris Skingley's discussion Bentall Procedure
"Hi Chris, Welcome to this great forum. Like many members I was born bicuspid, however this was not picked up until about three and a half years ago. I have had my valve exactly three years, after a couple of months both my wife and I became used to…"
Aug 10

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Bentall Procedure 5 Replies

I underwent the Bentall Procedure on the 7th July 2015. This is the 3rd open heart surgery I have gone through. I am recovering currently and trying to get used to my new mechanical valve ticking.How long has it taken other mechanical heart…Continue

Started by Chris Skingley in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story.... Last reply by Tim Grey Aug 21.

All OK this summer ? 2 Replies

Salut All !From sunny Toulouse, very hot the last few weeks - between 28°c and 42°c, a bit difficult but all OK. What's happening, no posts, no correspondence ... is this because we are all as fit as a butchers dog ?Happy holidays to you all, have a…Continue

Started by Kevin David Parvin in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story.... Last reply by Graeme Aug 4.

Do you pay for your Warfarin? 4 Replies

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

Started by Steve Blake in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story.... Last reply by Dave Millard May 2.

Dental implants - risk 5 Replies

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

Started by Kevin David Parvin in Living with a Mechanical Heart Valve. Last reply by Errol Stein Apr 28.

A wonderful message from one of our members...

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

Tags: valve, heart, mechanical, doctor

Started by Graeme in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story... Mar 23.

Patients Perception of Mechanical Heart Valve Sounds & Quality of Life...(Aortic Valves) 8 Replies

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

Tags: jude, medtronic, st, ats, valve

Started by Graeme in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story.... Last reply by Graeme Jan 9.

Aches around valve years later 3 Replies

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

Started by Bobby Thompson Jr. in Living with a Mechanical Heart Valve. Last reply by Kevin David Parvin Jan 5.

Is your heart valve noisy ?? 103 Replies

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

Tags: artificial, tissue, noisy, mechanical, valve

Started by Graeme in Living with a Mechanical Heart Valve. Last reply by Graeme Oct 20, 2014.

Warfarin showing little effect (advice please) 4 Replies

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

Tags: effect, warfarin, INR, low

Started by Simon Cumming in Living with a Mechanical Heart Valve. Last reply by Simon Cumming Oct 13, 2014.

2 years on and Happy Birthday to SORIN :-) 2 Replies

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

Started by Kevin David Parvin in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story.... Last reply by Graeme Aug 6, 2014.

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Health Update & Membership: Mechanical Heart Valve Support Group

Hi all,

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…

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Posted by Graeme on January 19, 2015 at 15:01 — 2 Comments

Atrial Fibrillation

Hi all,

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.

I…

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Posted by Steve Blake on December 30, 2014 at 11:09 — 4 Comments

Help!

i am living with a mechanical aortic valve (i am 17) and trying to convince my dr 2 let me play basketball for the school, can someone help me get some credible sites and some proof to backup that I can play basketball 

Posted by quintin david meldrem on October 7, 2014 at 5:39

** Important Information for all MHV members**

Hello everyone - I hope you are all well, healthy and happy and enjoying our wonderful summer (Northern Hemisphere!)

 

Firstly, my apologies for not being more active on both this, our  (…

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Posted by Graeme on July 25, 2014 at 13:33 — 14 Comments

Charity Bike ride - 48 miles

Hi All

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…

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Posted by Martina on May 20, 2014 at 20:35 — 3 Comments

Hodgkins Strikes Back!

so here's the deal: in 1975 when I was 19 years old, I was diagnosed with Hodgekins Lymphoma (stage three B,mixed cellularity, for all you amateur oncologists out there) and treated with both radiation (400 rad upper mantel) and chemotherapy ( four… Continue

Posted by shutterlab . on April 25, 2014 at 5:37 — 3 Comments

herbal medicines with Acitrom(warfarin)

 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…

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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 curre…

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…

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Posted by quintin david meldrem on November 20, 2013 at 19:27

5 month post op check

Hi All, 

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…

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Posted by Lee-Anne Bray on June 29, 2013 at 21:23 — 1 Comment

Completed 45km Charity bike ride

Hi all,

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 &…

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Posted by Martina on June 24, 2013 at 14:52 — 1 Comment

 
 
 

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