Support Group for Mechanical & Artificial Heart Valve Surgery & Using Warfarin
I had a Mitral Valve Replacement (mechanical) 4 years ago and been getting on with life since. But I had a scare in May this year when I was on a one week holiday in Barcelona and suddenly lost…Continue
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This is now the 2nd infection of a root canal filling (5 years old & covered by a crown). I am currently taking amoxicillin but the infection is not clearing. My dentist has said that the only…Continue
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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…Continue
Posted on December 19, 2012 at 9:21 — 4 Comments
Posted on November 8, 2012 at 8:33 — 3 Comments
I'm glad to be at this stage. The pain and discomfort is subsiding and I'm now walking 30 mins a day. I go for pre assessment for rehab next week. I'm concerned that my heart rate is over 100. Before the op it was around 60. I hope it will settle in time. I'm at the Warfarin clinic twice a week as my INR is not yet in therapeutic range. Still getting used to the thump click of the St Jude mechanical heart valve replacement for my mitral valve. Very disconcerting when you hear it…Continue
Posted on September 26, 2012 at 4:02 — 2 Comments
Saw the cardiac surgeon earlier this week at Leeds. I now have my op date - August 28th. Sooner than I thought. He will try for repair first but if not a mechanical heart valve seems the better choice. Find myself in a bit of a spin and trying to get organised. I think alot of displacement activity is going on! Wondered if anyone had been told that a mitral valve repair would be tried for, but ended up with a mechanical heart valve?
Any practical tips on getting prepared for…Continue
Posted on August 12, 2012 at 8:16 — 14 Comments