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

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July 2010 Blog Posts (1)

Living with a "non-typical" heart.

When a cardiologist informed me in May of this year that I should have surgery to replace a leaky aortic valve and repair an ascending aortic and pulmonary aneurysm, at first I didn't give it much thought. At age 18 months (1962) I had a Blalock-Taussig Shunt (don't remember that one), and at age 8 (1969) I had my tetralogy of fallot repaired. I remember quite a lot of that procedure. I was able to live a relatively normal life. I participated in contact sports in high school, and really didn't… Continue

Added by Joel Hebrink on July 26, 2010 at 22:05 — 2 Comments

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