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 AllI'm planning a trip to South Africa soon - safari - I've been before and usually take Malarone tablets but now that I'm on Warfarin I need to watch what medication I take. I'm going to see my Doctor in a few days but just wanted to post a…Continue
I noticed this bump under the incision. I had my 8 months review at ST George and valve and aortic arch replacement are great!Fantastic even.Warfarin is good too 3.2 (ideal 3.5) and i do like my wine now that i dont smoke. Red wine.Since surgery i…Continue
Hello all I had a stent placed 10 years ago in my aorta due to a narrowing not found at birth, but during my pregnancy last year it collapsed and now I'm looking at a total aortic arch and valve replacement if it cannot be repaired has anyone had…Continue
My 13 year old is getting a mechanical valve in June. He loves basketball. Any thoughts or input for us?Continue
I am 39 year old female who had a mechanical aortic valve fitted in February this year. I went to the doctor on numerous occasions with breathlessness and tightness in the chest, but as i am an asthmatic it was always put down to this, and i was…Continue
If approval is received, the On-X valve will become the first aortic valve that allows patients to be maintained at levels of anticoagulation below currently recommended professional society guidelines, helping to lessen anticoagulation-related…Continue
Hi allI m glad that I found this website. I'm 38 healthy and athletic. After a bad cold back in March my GP told me I have a heart murmur and after my first echo at Frimley the doctor told me I will need a valve replacement in the next few years.I…Continue
Hi,I read the news about "On-X Life Technologies Submits for FDA/CE Approval of Reduced Anticoagulation Indication for On-X Aortic Heart Valve" in Forum and their website. Looks very promising. Warfarin is a big put off to me.I heard NHS hospitals…Continue
I have been self testing now for one year. When I first went on to self testing, I went to the hospital where they compared my coaguchek reading with a venous sample. I have not been asked to come back since for a hospital check or to see a warfarin…Continue
Well finally the surgery went ahead on 13 Feb... Then the real fun began, I was Kept under anaesthetic for an extra 9 hours due to an internal bleed that wouldn’t stop... on transfer into the High Dependency Unit I developed a chest infection that…Continue
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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
"You say both your parents had bicuspid aortic valves?". The doctor looked concerned.
You ought to know, you jerk; you've been my doctor for how many years, you were Daddy's doctor when he died after his second valve replacement, I thought…Continue
Posted by Tina Phillips on January 10, 2013 at 21:38
I have spent the last 7 weeks in Cardiac Rehab twice a week. I found it really beneficial and you can work gently at your own pace. Our local council offer a discount for their fitness programmes under the exercise prescription scheme. The…Continue