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

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All OK this summer ?
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Salut All !From sunny Toulouse, very hot the last few weeks - between 28°c and 42°c, a bit difficult but all OK. What's happening, no posts, no correspondence ... is this because we are all as fit as…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by chris gidney Aug 26, 2016.

Dental implants - risk
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Dental implantsIn the near future (six months – 12 months time), I require some dental work, removal of an old bridge then dental implants. My dentist is only happy to carry our this work if given…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Errol Stein Apr 28, 2015.

2 years on and Happy Birthday to SORIN :-)
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So it's two years today since my SORIN aortic vale was fitted. Thanks to Graeme and all of you for your support and encouragement over this period.Love KevinContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Graeme Aug 6, 2014.

Long Haul travel II
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So here I am sitting in the garden…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Casa Joya Feb 5, 2014.

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"Hi all 7 years post op all ticking away fine, fit & healthy. Bad news, my son has been diagnosed as having a bicuspid aortic valve."
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Happy birthday to my Sorin St Jude MHV

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.

Cheers Kevin

Posted on August 3, 2018 at 8:38 — 1 Comment

4 years post op !

Goodness me ! it is now 4 years since my tick tick thump Sorin valve became part of me. All is well, no problems INR spot on thanks to Coagucheck. Lots of sport, healthy eating (a few cheeky reds) and an early reitirement deal. thanks yet again to Graeme for this fantastic site. Happy summer to you all. Love Kevin

Posted on August 13, 2016 at 18:01 — 2 Comments

2 Months Post Op !

How time zooms along!  - Almost 2 months in since my replacement valve. All going well, tired in the afternoons and early evening, and a very load thumping (no clicking) of the heart at times.

I am managing 45 minutes of walking (being pulled along by my 55 kg Beauceron) in the mornings, followed up by about half an hour's cycling in the afternoon ( no Beauceron at this stage).

My cardiolog is happy with the outcome of operation and my recovery. I am having trouble getting my…


Posted on September 30, 2012 at 16:44 — 3 Comments

Day 1 center de readaptation

Hi All 

The operation was a great success, the only bad part for me were the mild hallucinations whilst in intensive care. The team at clinique Pasteur  were fabulous  they made each step of the journey as confortable as possible.

I have now been transfred to my « centre de readaptaion at midi gascongne »  today is…


Posted on August 13, 2012 at 15:28 — 1 Comment

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At 17:40 on July 27, 2012, Peter Rodin said…
Thank you David. I had my op 2 weeks ago tomorrow and am making good progress. I am sure that this site will be very helpful in the weeks to come.
At 15:05 on July 18, 2012, Niel Ford said…
Hi kevin thanks for your invite - apologirs for the delay in response I'm somewhat technically incompetent but that's no excuse - sorry to hear you've an op coming up so soon - while no doctor I seem to remember shedding a lot of weight post-operation sopersonally I'd keep your current life balance stay on the wine and maybe tone the muscles a bit more to justify that to yourself!
At 15:48 on June 14, 2012, Graeme said…

Hi Kevin

and welcome to the MHV Forum. Please don't be slow in contacting any of us as we are all here to help one another! I look forward to seeing you out and about on the site soon. :-)



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