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

Support Group for Mechanical & Artificial Heart Valve Surgery & Using Warfarin

July 2011 Blog Posts (3)

New member

Hi everyone.

I am not sure what I am doing at the moment as I thought I had already posted on this site' twice' but I cant seem to find where the posts are. I am a bit of a computer biff but hopefully this will now post correctly. I had an AD and Aortic Valve replacement 9 weeks ago and am recovering well. I struggle to get used to the loud tick from the valve but it is early days yet. I find the feeling of heavy butterfly's in my stomach when sitting down a bit disconcerting but I am…


Added by Elaine Howlin on July 6, 2011 at 8:33 — 1 Comment

Introducing myself

Hello all


My name is Sue and yesterday was my sixth 'birthday' when I had my mitral and aortic valves replaced with nice ATS valves.  I suppose though I am really 63.


There was nothing wrong with my heart until I had lithotripsy to break up some kidney stones, during one of the sessions the machine had been recalibrated and was much stronger than the other sessions that I had, twelve days later I became unwell.  I didn't realise it at the time but it was the…


Added by Sue Monks on July 1, 2011 at 22:35 — No Comments


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