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December 2012 Blog Posts (3)

Happy New Year to you all

Hi All

Just wanted to wish you all a very Happy New year & thank you all again for all your support over the last year.

I continue to recover very well, now over 8 months post Op.

Hope you all have a fantastic new year.

Warmest regards

Martina

Added by Martina on December 30, 2012 at 23:10 — No Comments

Exercise and reduced vital capacity

I had my aortic valve replaced in July and generally have recovered really well. In the past I have been very fit but had to reduce my exercise significantly for the last 4 months before surgery. 12 weeks after my op I started running again and going to the gym but it seems to be a very slow improvement. Does anyone know what sort of effect a heart valve replacement has on your aerobic capacity?

Added by Peter Rodin on December 24, 2012 at 12:34 — 1 Comment

4 months post op, Mitral Valve Replacement with St Jude mechanical heart valve

I have spent the last 7 weeks in Cardiac Rehab twice a week.  I found it really beneficial and you can work gently at your own pace.  Our local council offer a discount for their fitness programmes under the exercise prescription scheme.  The Physio at Cardiac Rehab completes the paperwork and I'll get an appointment after Christmas for a session with one of the trainers for my own circuit.  Lots of heart friendly classes to join as well.

I saw my Cardiologist yesterday and had a…

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Added by Janet Hogger on December 19, 2012 at 9:21 — 4 Comments

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