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February 2012 Blog Posts (5)

MRI Scanners and MHV's?


New member and new to blogging!!

I had my Aortic valve fitted in 1997 and it's done jolly well so far, and to be honest most of the time I forget all about it, then something happens that makes me think, can they do that? i.e. can I go in to an MRI scanner?

You know the sort of thing, metal valve, big magnet, definate No, No or is it?

Any experiences or comments gratefully recieved

Added by Keith Morton-Davies on February 28, 2012 at 20:28 — 2 Comments


I'm pretty new to this site. Only had it for a few days... I don't even know who all can see this blog post..

I'm really bored getting ready to fall asleep, but I wanted to share with everyone something very exciting that happened to me today.…


Added by Jessica Marie on February 20, 2012 at 10:30 — 4 Comments

Pump Head - but Better than the Alternative


My first post.  Glad I found you all.

I had an AVR in 1996.  The St Jude mechanical that Dr. Fred Grover (blessings upon him) put in is working just fine.  I am still experiencing the same post brain fog, all these years later.

My wife tells me I am not experiencing this, she does not believe that there could be a relationship between bypass for extended periods of time and memory and cognition issues.  I am certain of the change in my life, there are large blocks…


Added by top.morrissey on February 18, 2012 at 22:40 — No Comments

the aches?

Its been 3 weeks since my mhv was fitted and ive only had any aches or pain down the right hand side of my chest.Did anyone else have this ?

Added by garrydunning on February 9, 2012 at 19:23 — 1 Comment

Feb. 8th 38th Anniversary!!

Today is the date of my 38 years of having a MHV.  Wow ! I can remember so many things ,first time ever admitted to a hospital. I remember a shot which put me in a frozen state .  Then on down the hall to surgery area- Oh how I wanted to say something -but I couldn't move or talk .  I wonder if they still do this ?? I could hear everyone else Dr. etc chatting , I could see everything , large bright light over me .  The evening before surgery I was out in the waiting room there was 4 of us…


Added by Anne Jones on February 8, 2012 at 18:29 — 4 Comments


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