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Bass noise makes valve flutter?

Has anyone else had the strange experience of the mechanical aortic valve responding to loud, low noise? I've had this twice now, once with…

Started by chris gidney in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story...

0 Sep 4, 2016

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

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 struct…

Started by Tony Roberts in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story...

9 Aug 31, 2016
Reply by Tony Roberts

All OK this summer ?

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 post…

Started by Kevin David Parvin in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story...

6 Aug 26, 2016
Reply by chris gidney

Pulmonary Homograft Failure

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…

Started by Chris in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story...

2 Jun 20, 2016
Reply by Chris

Warfarin - Unusual Substance at Airport Security

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 w…

Started by Tony Roberts in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story...

2 Jun 20, 2016
Reply by Graeme

Unstable INR

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 sti…

Started by Casa Joya in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story...

6 May 15, 2016
Reply by Casa Joya

Fell of bike – had craniotomy

  Hi all I 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 c…

Started by Martina in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story...

10 May 13, 2016
Reply by Casa Joya

Bentall Procedure

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 a…

Started by Chris Skingley in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story...

7 Oct 7, 2015
Reply by Graeme

2 years on yippe

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 showe…

Started by Casa Joya in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story...

1 Oct 7, 2015
Reply by Graeme

Do you pay for your Warfarin?

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…

Started by Steve Blake in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story...

4 May 2, 2015
Reply by Dave Millard

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