Originally Posted by Mileena42
sorry to step on this thread...but I also am facing heart valve replacement. Have I talked with you before? Which valve will you be replacing? I might have asked you already, forgive me if I have....but there are so few replacement stories on the board, that I tend to jump on any I find.
I'm not sure if we've "talked" before.. I'm not so great with names!
It's my aortic valve that would be replaced. I have a bicuspid aortic valve along with an aortic aneurysm and some stenting. It's not too bad right now, we're in the "watch and wait" phase.. The plan is to just stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible.. She said she'd like to see me go another 30 years before they try and replace it since I'm only 27 right now. She said if they had to do it in the near future I would definitely be facing a second one in my lifetime and we do NOT want that!! So that was a big factor in deciding to do the ablation to stop the PVCs, since the PVCs were hurting my heart.