Support Group for Mechanical & Artificial Heart Valve Surgery & Using Warfarin
Mechanical Heart Valve support group for people who are having mechanical heart valve & artificial & plastic heart valve replacement surgery
Hello all.On 02 December I had a 'Frozen Elephant Trunk Procedure' (FET) to replace all of my Aortic Arch because the original repair from my first Aortic Dissection in 2003 (which necessitated the fitting of my MHV) had worn out at the graft site…Continue
Started by Graeme in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story... on Wednesday.
Hi All,I hope you are all well and enjoying our glorious summer.I am considering a trip to the US with some friends next year and I note that many other members refer to their experiences abroad. Does anyone have any recommendations regarding travel…Continue
I'm due to have a tooth extracrion & find there is still some disagreement over whether antibiotic cover is still required. Does anyone have recent experience of this? I'm three years since my avr.
https://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-matters-magazine/research/new-heart-valveI hope so!Graeme ArcherFounder MHV Forum Continue
I get attacks of gout. I don't want to take Allopurinol. The gout flares are generally manageable but it has been suggested that a daily diet of cherries or blueberries will help. Apparently the active component is anthocyanin. If I wasn't taking…Continue
Started by John Walters in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story... May 16, 2018.
"Blood tests INR whilst in the States. This is the longest we will be away from home how do we go about having INR tests? Do we need to buy our own machine? Many thanks.
I had my surgery 8 weeks ago (On-X valve) and then needed a pacemaker 5 weeks ago. I am going to rehab and can do treadmill, bike, etc. at increasing speed and resistance with no SOB. But if I walk up the stairs, or bend over and then stand up and…Continue
Started by Debra Rose Brillati in Living with a Mechanical Heart Valve Jun 5, 2017.
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 vision in my right eye. It turned out to be a massive…Continue
On 02 December I had a 'Frozen Elephant Trunk Procedure' (FET) to replace all of my Aortic Arch because the original repair from my first Aortic Dissection in 2003 (which necessitated the fitting of my MHV) had worn out at the…Continue
Posted by Graeme on February 12, 2020 at 11:03
So it has been six years today since my little ticker was expertly stitched in place! Still going strong, cardiolog happy – no problems, feel lucky to be alive. Thanks Graeme for this great support group.
Posted by chris gidney on September 4, 2016 at 9:12
OK - hows this for a statistic! Since my Aortic Dissection and replacement of my aortic Valve 13 YEARS AGO last week - I have chewed my way through 1/3 of a kilo of warfarin ..and 2 kilos of Atenolol.. scary! 13 Down - 17 to go! :-)
Posted by Graeme on April 28, 2016 at 17:31
hope all had a lovely Xmas and have started a bright and shiny New Year on a positive spin.... and the Xmas pounds (certainly hope not kilograms!) are now being attacked vigorously in the gym and bracing 10 mile bicycle…Continue
I stumbled upon this forum and I’m so glad that I did. Reading your posts, I have already learned much about my condition from the people who really know. Thank you to every member who has posted on this site.