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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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David Trevose commented on Graeme's page Thank You!
"oops when I paid I said my name was David Wicker but see I am logged on as David Trevose Keep up the good work"
Apr 3
Casa Joya replied to Casa Joya's discussion Anxious
"Thank you Holy for your reply. My daughter is doing well and taking her meds really well especially for someone who could not swallow a paracetamol this time last year. We bought her med alert bracelet for her birthday this March gone. She has made…"
Apr 2
Holly Allen replied to Casa Joya's discussion Anxious
"sheesh.my surgery was oct 18 2010...what a month it is!!  "
Apr 1
Holly Allen replied to Casa Joya's discussion Anxious
"All she needs is to never forget  to take her warfarin...since she is in school she may not be mindful of her diet so that is something she needs to get or keep stabilized. from my initial heart surgery I was 5mg/daily and since I am a lover of…"
Apr 1

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alcohol and warfarin

I'm new to the forum, and 6 months into warfarin, so I was hoping to revisit the alcohol question.  In the US, the general recommendation is an "occasional glass of wine, etc." implying rarely and with caution.  My European friends, some of them…Continue

Started by Tim Grey in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story... 23 hours ago.

Chemotherapy with a heart valve.

I have recently been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma having been treated 7 years ago for the same cancer, however this time rather than been located in just two places - which they treated with Radiotherapy (exactly a year after fitting my heart…Continue

Started by Richard Beaumont in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story... Apr 6.

Anxious 9 Replies

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

Started by Casa Joya in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story.... Last reply by Casa Joya Apr 2.

advice please 2 Replies

Hi all, hope you r all well and ticking away. I'm after a bit of advice - i am of course going to be asking the doctor too but i've put on some weight since my surgery and would like to detox by taking a supplement called Raspberry Ketones. I have…Continue

Started by Emily Jane in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story.... Last reply by Holly Allen Apr 1.

Is your heart valve noisy ?? 86 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 Tim Grey Apr 1.

Warfarin - YOUR thoughts.. 63 Replies

This forum topic is for any thoughts you have on Warfarin..Good..Bad..Ugly..Whatever..!

Tags: dabigatran, inr, coudamin, valve, warfarin

Started by Graeme in Living with a Mechanical Heart Valve. Last reply by Martina Feb 21.

Warfarin interaction with other drugs 6 Replies

Well - seeing as I'm here :o) And again thinking ahead to my overland round the world trip .. What can I expect with any interaction to preventative inoculations. of course I will be discussing the issue with my own doctor , but wondered if anyone…Continue

Started by Mark Dalton in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story.... Last reply by Martina Feb 5.

Long Haul travel II 5 Replies

So here I am sitting in the garden…Continue

Started by Kevin David Parvin in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story.... Last reply by Casa Joya Feb 5.

british heart foundation hike 8 Replies

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

Started by Emily Jane in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story.... Last reply by Carly B Nov 21, 2013.

Warfarin - still the drug for MHV recipients..

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, 2013.

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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

Hi Martina,  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 …

Hi Martina, 

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…

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Posted by Lee-Anne Bray on May 10, 2013 at 22:22

mechanical heart valve: My story

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…

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Posted by michael pierce on May 1, 2013 at 23:16

One Year on

Hi All

I'm one year post Op and all is well - I'm feeling great.

I just wanted to say a BIG thank you to all on this wonderful site - you helped me through the tough times Pre & Post Op and it was very much…

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Posted by Martina on April 13, 2013 at 17:31 — 4 Comments

Anniversary~~

    Feb.08- 2013 

STARR-EDWARDS valve -39 yr.…

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Posted by Anne Jones on February 9, 2013 at 1:56 — 2 Comments

Update

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…

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Posted by Antony Bambrough on February 7, 2013 at 1:19

Op due on Wednesday

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…

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Posted by Lee-Anne Bray on January 14, 2013 at 21:15 — 18 Comments

 
 
 

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