It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Heart Disorders Message Board

  • Aortic Valve Replacement

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 03-28-2007, 07:05 AM   #1
    Join Date: Mar 2007
    Location: FAIR LAWN, NJ USA
    Posts: 1
    Question Aortic Valve Replacement

    My 79 Year Old Mother Has Just Been Diagnosed With Aortic Stenosis And Will Undergo A Cardic Catherization Tomorrow To Confirm Severity. I've Done Lots Of Internet Research On Avr, But Am Looking Now For More Personal Experience Info. Spcifically, Bergen County (nj): Good/bad Doctor Experience, Good/bad Hospital Experiences, Etc. And Generally, Good/bad Replacement Choices, Recovery Experiences, Etc. My Mother Is In Gereral Good Health--- Some High Blood Pressure, Has Had 5 Hernia Repairs, And Double Knee Replacement. Never Smoked, But Took In Dad's 2nd Hand Smoke For Over 35 Years (till 1985). Any Info And Personal Accounts Would Be Greatly Appreciated.

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 04-07-2007, 08:54 PM   #2
    daryel62's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2007
    Location: newton,nc,usa
    Posts: 5
    daryel62 HB User
    Re: Aortic Valve Replacement

    I have a st judes aortic valve and a mitral valve. They were put in 11 years ago at age 33. I caught endocarditis "Heart infection" daughter had leukimia and I was sleeping on hospital floor at baptist hospital in NC. Some how I contracted an infection and it ended up in my blood.

    anyway, the surgery on the arotic valve went well. since it is artifical I have to take cumadin "Blood thinner" Your mother would be a candidate for a flesh valve due to her age. Flesh valves wear out after some years but at age 79 they will feel she is close enough to end of life to use a flesh valve "Harsh but true"

    Actually, I have two valves, mitral and aortic. I had 3 surgeries in 8 months and nearly died. The mitral valve and the infection were the culprits that complicated things. As I said, the aortic valve replacement went well. If no infection I am sure all would have went much better including the mitral valve night mare

    Post back with any questions.

    Last edited by daryel62; 04-08-2007 at 06:16 AM.

    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Aortic Heart Valve Replacement Anyone? lKaz Heart Disorders 8 04-29-2011 07:10 AM
    aortic valve replacement robert06 Heart Disorders 38 07-22-2010 03:44 PM
    Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery - Advice Needed lyndylou2005 Heart Disorders 9 03-25-2010 11:07 AM
    Aortic valve replacement and coumadin kwilmont Heart Disorders 5 04-11-2009 12:05 PM
    bicuspid aortic valve trace73 Heart Disorders 5 03-22-2007 08:27 AM
    leaky aortic valve starfish11040 Heart Disorders 4 11-15-2006 05:39 AM
    question to those who have a mechanical aortic valve starfish11040 Heart Disorders 1 06-10-2005 01:19 PM
    A Question on Aortic Valve Replacement perrydm Heart Disorders 2 11-26-2004 05:15 PM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:14 PM.

    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!