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Mon Mar 25, 2019, 04:58 PM

Aortic valve replacement.

Tomorrow, we go see my husband's cardiologist. All his tests have been concluded. The surgery will be scheduled. I am losing my mind.

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Reply Aortic valve replacement. (Original post)
murielm99 Mar 2019 OP
Lifelong Protester Mar 2019 #1
murielm99 Mar 2019 #2
Lifelong Protester Mar 2019 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2019 #3
murielm99 Mar 2019 #4
TEB Mar 2019 #8
MuseRider Mar 2019 #6
sheshe2 Mar 2019 #7
Cousin Dupree Mar 2019 #9
murielm99 Mar 2019 #10

Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 05:01 PM

1. My husband had this done in 2003

It went well. I can walk you through it .

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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 05:02 PM

2. Thank you.

How old is your husband? Mine is 74.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 05:10 PM

5. At the time

He was 73, he he had it ( the surgery) at the Mayo Clinic.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 05:04 PM

3. It is a scary situation for you and him too, no doubt.

Remember that this is no longer a new, experimental surgery. Thousands of these have been done, and with great outcomes.

Also, your husband is a candidate! That means that his doctor believes that he can get through this and do well.

Is there a support group available? It always helps to talk to folks who've been there.

Best of luck to you both.


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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 05:06 PM

4. I don't know anyone else who

has been through this. I may ask the doctor tomorrow.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 05:26 PM

8. Mother in law had it done two years ago

Went great and she is doing awesome

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 05:14 PM

6. My husband had it done

about 8 years ago. The day before we found out that about 4 inches of his aorta needed to be grafted as well. He did really well. The only problem was a lot of short bouts of A fib that went away fairly soon and needing a revision of the scar a few years later that did not heal well.

I hope you have similar or even better results. It is scary sitting in that waiting room. Bring things that will bring you joy, a loved book or podcasts or music.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 05:16 PM

7. My thoughts will be with you and your husband, murielm.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 05:41 PM

9. He will feel so much better. The operation has been done for so many years and is much less

invasive than it used to be. Ask his doctor how many valve replacements he /she has done. It will probably make you feel much better to know how experienced the surgeon is. Wishing you and your husband the best!

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 06:08 PM

10. Thank you, everyone for your support.

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