Support Group for Mechanical & Artificial Heart Valve Surgery & Using Warfarin
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.
Added by chris gidney on September 4, 2016 at 9:12 — No Comments
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
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! :-)
Added by Graeme on April 28, 2016 at 17:31 — No Comments
Hi , new on here.Had my titanium aortic valve 25 years ago,am fit,but my ticking valve has gradually changed to a normal sounding heartbeat, is this normal?.
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 rides etc!
Firstly my health update. Radiation treatment now all finished and side effects fading quickly.. so it seems .. so very happy on that front. First check-up end of Feb as have to wait for radiated bits to cool down (joke!) so tests…
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.
I have had aortic stenosis for many years and knew that I would need a valve replacement sooner or later. I am now 59 and had my artificial aortic valve (27mm St Jude) and replacement ascending aorta (34mm gelseal) put in four weeks ago, so I am still in…Continue
i am living with a mechanical aortic valve (i am 17) and trying to convince my dr 2 let me play basketball for the school, can someone help me get some credible sites and some proof to backup that I can play basketball
Added by quintin david meldrem on October 7, 2014 at 5:39 — No Comments
Hello everyone - I hope you are all well, healthy and happy and enjoying our wonderful summer (Northern Hemisphere!)
Firstly, my apologies for not being more active on both this, our (MHV site) over the last 18 months or so, but running our own (very busy now!) specialist travel business and generally really living life to the full (:-) ) has kept…
Just wanted to let you all know I did a 48mile (~77km) charity bike ride at the week, for British Heart Foundation. Two years post Op and I did it under my own power – I’m very happy to report I feel fine. The hills were tough but the weather was lovely. I had a few pub stops along the way :)
I am from India, my mitral valve replacement done in May 2007, I am patient of hypertension too. due to medicines of hypertension now i started suffering with savior IBS (irritable bowel syndrom) and constipation. i consulted many cardiologists and gastroenterologist but result is not satisfactory. some one can help me whether i can take Acitrom(warfarin) with herbal medicine with close watch on INR value.
what other things may happen with herbal medicine apart from change of INR…Continue
Added by sunil kumar singh on December 21, 2013 at 6:34 — No Comments
Well its been almost exactly 5 years since my last op, I am told im going to have to have one in the next couple weeks the valve i have now is to small as im only 16 so im still growing and the current valve is not big enough to help me so I might be spending another thanksgiving at MayoContinue
Added by quintin david meldrem on November 20, 2013 at 19:27 — No Comments
Sorry not been on this site for a while. Just to keep you posted as its 5 months since my aortic valve replacement.
I saw my Cardiologist this week and i had a few questions answered. I was due to have ascending aorta replacement during the op but since found out i had a twist in the aorta that they managed to straighten but forgot to ask how!
I also found out something interesting as i didn't have a Bicuspid valve, i had a Quadricuspid valve (4 leaflets), but…Continue
I'm very pleased to say that yesterday I completed a 45km charity bike ride, for British Heart Foundation, around some lovely Suffolf Villages. It was a very well organised event. It’s about 14 months post Aortic Valve & ascending Aorta replacement. It was so good to complete it. Today I’m a little bit tired :)
Sorry not replyed sooner as no computer for a while!
Thanks for your reply.
Hope you are keeping well and still busy cycling!!
My scar seems to be feeling alot better and think the bio oil is helping. My aches and pains are easing thanks.
I have just been given anti biotics as ive got a throat infection but dr agreed for me to hold back until tomorrow before i start takng them and see how i feel as warfarin levels will be messed up and just…Continue
Added by Lee-Anne Bray on May 10, 2013 at 22:22 — No Comments
About four years ago, I had a chest x-ray. Something didnt look right, so they had me do a cat scan. Then found an aneurysm in my aorta. Close to my aortic heart valve. It was 4.7cm. Every year I had another cat scan. Last year they found it had grown to 5.5cm. And decided to operate before it burst. During my pre-op exam they discovered my aortic heart valve didnt sound or look right. So they decided to replace it with a mechanical valve. That happened on Jan. 14 of this year. Everything is…Continue
Added by michael pierce on May 1, 2013 at 23:16 — No Comments
I'm one year post Op and all is well - I'm feeling great.
I just wanted to say a BIG thank you to all on this wonderful site - you helped me through the tough times Pre & Post Op and it was very much appreciated.
Best regards always
STARR-EDWARDS valve -39 yr. ago
Going for 40~~~~
Hi all... Thought I should post an update as its been a while since I was on the site.. So much been happening (non valve related) and still waiting for the op... been cancelled 3 times on account of a number of infections, odd as I normally dont get ill.. (must have been the fear lol).. but now re-scheduled for 13 Feb in Aberdeen... Sorry for the long absence.. Hope everyone is doing well.
Added by Antony Bambrough on February 7, 2013 at 1:19 — No Comments