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

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Mechanical Heart Valve support group for people who are having mechanical heart valve & artificial & plastic heart valve replacement surgery

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4 years post op !

Goodness me ! it is now 4 years since my tick tick thump Sorin valve became part of me. All is well, no problems INR spot on thanks to Coagucheck. Lots of sport, healthy eating (a few cheeky reds) and an early reitirement deal. thanks yet again to Graeme for this fantastic site. Happy summer to you all. Love KevinSee More
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Pulmonary Homograft Failure 2 Replies

Hi I had a double valve replacement in 2011 a St Jude Mechanical valve to the aorta and a Homograft to the pulmonary artery. In less than a year I once again started suffering from Pulmonary Stenosis it is now severe with moderate to severe…Continue

Started by Chris in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story.... Last reply by Chris Jun 20.

All OK this summer ? 5 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 Jun 20.

Warfarin - Unusual Substance at Airport Security 2 Replies

Not sure if anyone have experienced this before... I've been taking Warfarin for 4 months now since my surgery. Recently I had to fly for work (St. John's Newfoundland to Goose Bay Labrador, Canada). As I went through the metal detector I got…Continue

Started by Tony Roberts in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story.... Last reply by Graeme Jun 20.

Unstable INR 6 Replies

My daughter @ 23 has mitral  mechanical valve, Just battling with the INR which hasn't stabilised since she went to live in the UK. She still takes sintron  the doctors didn't change her to warfarin. Range should be 3-3.5 but goes from as low as 1.7…Continue

Started by Casa Joya in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story.... Last reply by Casa Joya May 15.

Fell of bike – had craniotomy 10 Replies

 Hi allI have been offline for a bit. Back in Sept last year I fell off my road bicycle hitting my head on the road (had a helmet on of course), it was a very low speed and pretty low impact fall but it had serious side effects. I had to have brain…Continue

Started by Martina in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story.... Last reply by Casa Joya May 13.

A Newfoundlander's Experience with a new Mitral Valve 5 weeks post op. 7 Replies

Hello everyone. Thank you for the information provided on this site... I wish I had discovered it before surgery. I am a 45 year old structural engineer from Newfoundland, Canada. I was diagnosed with a mitral valve prolapse in the early 90's and I…Continue

Started by Tony Roberts in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story.... Last reply by Tony Roberts Apr 4.

Bentall Procedure 7 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 Graeme Oct 7, 2015.

2 years on yippe 1 Reply

Hi all, my daughter's mechancel mitral will be 2 years this month. Doing well now at London college of fashion however, her last scan showed a bruise On the heart and the cardiologist at her new health center in London are waiting for her last scan…Continue

Started by Casa Joya in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story.... Last reply by Graeme Oct 7, 2015.

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, 2015.

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, 2015.

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4 years post op !

Goodness me ! it is now 4 years since my tick tick thump Sorin valve became part of me. All is well, no problems INR spot on thanks to Coagucheck. Lots of sport, healthy eating (a few cheeky reds) and…

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Posted by Kevin David Parvin on August 13, 2016 at 18:01 — 1 Comment

Warfarin by the Kilo.. :-)

OK - hows this for a statistic! Since my Aortic Dissection and replacement of my aortic Valve 13 YEARS AGO last week - I have chewed my way through 1/3 of a kilo of warfarin ..and 2 kilos of Atenolol.. scary! 13 Down - 17 to go! :-)

Posted by Graeme on April 28, 2016 at 17:31

ticking valve

Hi , new on here.Had my titanium aortic valve 25 years ago,am fit,but my ticking valve has gradually changed to a normal sounding heartbeat, is this normal?. 

Posted by david moore on March 10, 2016 at 16:41 — 1 Comment

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

 
 
 

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