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Mycobacteria chimaera
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Has anyone had a recent letter from NHS regarding a device used in open heart surgery which is linked to a rare bacterium infection?

Started this discussion. Last reply by chris gidney May 1, 2017.

Meet ups?
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Hope everyone had a good click click Easter. Now in my 4th year of a new aortic valve and wondering if any of the sitest members ever meet up?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Grey Apr 26, 2017.

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 a motorbike roaring past. The other was last night at the…Continue

Started Sep 4, 2016

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 a motorbike roaring past. The other was last night at the…Continue

Started Sep 4, 2016

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chris gidney replied to chris gidney's discussion Mycobacteria chimaera
"Thanks Tim. Interesting. I will keep an eye out for any symptoms!"
May 1, 2017
Tim Grey replied to chris gidney's discussion Mycobacteria chimaera
"Yes.  It has something to do with the blood warming machine in common use, worldwide, between specific dates (not sure which, 2012 to 2015, I believe).  Not much to do about it but be aware of symptoms such as fever, night sweats, massive…"
Apr 30, 2017
John French replied to chris gidney's discussion Dentistry antibiotic cocer?
"Glad you got it sorted. I have just had to register with a new GP and dentist following the move but not broached this topic with them yet. So I am sure I will go through the same discussion again. I will refer them to my discharge notes, from 5…"
Apr 29, 2017
chris gidney replied to chris gidney's discussion Dentistry antibiotic cocer?
"Thanks guys. I went to the 'top' eventually and my surgeon replied that there should be antibiotic cover without exception. Enjoy that country life!"
Apr 29, 2017
John French replied to chris gidney's discussion Dentistry antibiotic cocer?
"Hi Kevin - glad all is OK with you and retirement is treating you well... I have just escaped to the country myself - my wife and i have given up the jobs and moved to the New Forest. Life is too short so you have to enjoy it !"
Apr 28, 2017
Tim Grey replied to chris gidney's discussion Meet ups?
"I would be up for a meet up but I'm in Los Angeles.  It has always interested me to see whose valve's really click, tick and thump the most."
Apr 26, 2017
Kevin David Parvin replied to chris gidney's discussion Dentistry antibiotic cocer?
"Spot on John! Hope you are well and that life is cool. I am now retired, well have been on a preretirement (Frenh) deal for three years, I just love it. Cheers Kevin"
Apr 24, 2017
John French replied to chris gidney's discussion Dentistry antibiotic cocer?
"I bit of a delayed post as I have not ben on the site for a while now, but I have suffered the difference of opinions on this topic.  My specialist has recommended antibiotic cover for any intrusive dental treatment (includes seeing the…"
Apr 24, 2017
James Cohen replied to chris gidney's discussion Dentistry antibiotic cocer?
"My dentist does not think this is necessary, and my cardiologist sort of agreed.  Personally I try and avoid antibiotics as it sends my INR haywire.  I only take them when it is really necessary.  I haven't had an…"
Sep 5, 2016
Kevin David Parvin replied to chris gidney's discussion Dentistry antibiotic cocer?
"Yes this is the way to go, can't harm - only protect. Good luck Kevin Parvin"
Sep 4, 2016
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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 a motorbike roaring past. The other was last night at the theatre sitting 2nd row back near bass speakers ro watch a west end musical about a rock group. It wasn't so much the volume as the thump of the bass which seemed to male my heart thump harder too. It made me feel a bit odd & I broke out in a sweat. I had to be asked to be moved further back,…See More
Sep 4, 2016
chris gidney replied to chris gidney's discussion Dentistry antibiotic cocer?
"Just in case anyone else is interested my cardiologist has said I need antibiotic cover even though my dentist & GP say it's not needed."
Sep 4, 2016
chris gidney replied to chris gidney's discussion Dentistry antibiotic cocer?
"Many thanks. Sad there seems to be no definitive answer. I wonder why?"
Aug 29, 2016
Kevin David Parvin replied to chris gidney's discussion Dentistry antibiotic cocer?
"Dear Chris, The advice in Europe is to take 2mg Amoxicilline 2 hours prior to a visit to the dentist. However in the USA & UK the advice is a bit fuzzy - some say take it outhers say don't. Take it, it will do no harm. For infective…"
Aug 26, 2016
chris gidney replied to Kevin David Parvin's discussion All OK this summer ?
"Enjoy the summer but don't forget to stay cool."
Aug 26, 2016
chris gidney replied to Tony Roberts's discussion A Newfoundlander's Experience with a new Mitral Valve 5 weeks post op.
"It seems that your passion & determination to succeed & overcome the obsticles is a great way forward. Well done! Chris - 3 years after AVR."
Aug 26, 2016

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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 a motorbike roaring past. The other was last night at the theatre sitting 2nd row back near bass speakers ro watch a west end musical about a rock group. It wasn't so much the volume as the thump of the bass which seemed to male my heart thump harder too. It made me feel a bit odd & I broke out in a sweat. I had to be asked to be moved further back,… Continue

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At 11:23 on June 20, 2016, Graeme said…

Chris,

Lovely to have you linked! :-)

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Graeme

 

 
 
 

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