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
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, 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.
So it’s happy first birthday to my adopted SORIN Aortic valve replacement, with its Titanium stiffening ring which allows rotatability in-situ, generous sewing cuff conforms to annulus, minimizing perivalvular leaks, low profile minimizes housing…Continue
Hello fellow valve recipients. I wanted to find out if others had the same or similar complications arise after surgery? My first surgery in 2011, a mitral valve repair, didn't last long. I was back in the OR in less than 2 years for a mechanical…Continue
Started by Christopher Cushing in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story... Oct 30.
Hi allA brief note today is a year since my valve and aorta arch were operated. My metallic valve is doing great I hardly ever hear it and I returned to normal life and work long ago. My job is TV production and the other day I did a handheld camera…Continue
I'm having complex aortic arch repair with stent removal mechanical valve replacement and part of the descending aorta replaced!!I met the surgeon Mr Mascaro at Birmingham QE and he says I have age on my side (28) and not to worry about statistics!…Continue
Would be interested to know if anyone is self dosing their warfarin intake following a self test?I self test with the Coagucheck XS & then ring the Warfarin Helpline/lab clinic for dosing. There are 3 Warfarin Clinic Nurses and 3 Warfarin Clinic…Continue
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
"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