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Old 02-20-2010, 12:05 PM   #1
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Valve replacment sugery looming

Hey, first post here, looking for encouragment. I am a 32 yo female, diagnosed with aortic stenosis when I was 17. I recently spent some time in the hospital with breathing problems. Eventually found out that my aorta is now ascending and expanded to 4.0 cm. Thus I was told that I would need surgery with in the year to replace the valve and repair the aorta. Looking for advice on how to cope with the news, Granted I have spent half of my life diagnosed and knew that sugery was probably inevitible, but was not expecting to have to have it while I was still so young.

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Old 02-24-2010, 07:59 AM   #2
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Re: Valve replacment sugery looming

Hang in there!

I have MVP with a few ruptured chordae in my mitral valve, and while I haven't been given the official word on a repair surgery as you have, I still understand the general feeling of surprise and anxiety. Being young (we're both in our early 30's) one wouldn't imagine this could happen so early in life.

Nevertheless, just try to keep the perspective that thankfully we live in a time when these procedures are widely available and have such high success rates.

Best wishes!

Old 10-08-2010, 04:16 PM   #3
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Re: Valve replacment sugery looming

was wondering if you had your surgery. I have aortic stenosis also. My Dr. told me I would need surgery to replace my valve within 4 months. Im 46 years old, but still have alot of life in me. Just wondering what your experiences were

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