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

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June 2011 Blog Posts (1)

Greetings, new member here.

My initiation into the "zipper club" began as a mitral valve repair and MAZE procedure. Mine was to be the first MAZE to be performed at my hospital. After the surgery, I did not recover as expected, and began to fail. The doctors informed me that we had no alternative but to go back in and replace the valve with a St.Jude mhv. That was in 2007, I was 39. Things have gone well for the most part. I did suffer some depression in the beginning and the INR has been erratic at times. For the… Continue

Added by Larry Barnette on June 4, 2011 at 15:25 — No Comments

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