Support Group for Mechanical & Artificial Heart Valve Surgery & Using Warfarin
Hi i met with the surgeon today. Great to be able to put a face to the name! He explained all whats to happen as i need aortic valve replacement and also ascending aorta replacement. Aorta not too dilated yet but will progress within the next 5 years so he said will replace it the same time. I asked how long will i have to wait and i think i was shocked as i can have the operation in November. But he also said with 2 young children perhaps i may want to wait till January so i can enjoy xmas. So i have to let him know this week but think i may wait till January so i can enjoy the time with the kids and dont want to be in hospital for xmas! Also my surgeon did mention hopefully warfarin wont be used within 2-3 years as they are trialling new drugs (as ive alredy read on this site) so this will be great news for all of us!
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