na diagnosed ako na may aortic valve disease recently but i know that i have a congenital heart disease, 3 weeks ago nag pachek up ako kasi nahilo ako at nahighblood my cardio required me to undergo in a aortic valve replacement sa PHC, the surgery is costly! ranging 400 to 500k. mechanical valve ang gagamitin.My family is planning to do the procedure this coming april. Can i ask what are the risks of ,and how does it feel after the surgery..and what type of medication will be done after the surgery, I'm only 22 years Old.. thanks..Do you have account on facebook so i can add you?
I wonder if the new Coumadin is made by a different drug company as you mentioned the shape of the pill changed. I guess it could be possible that the effectiveness is not the same. Could you get back on the earlier pill you were taking? I've been taking Coumadin for 15 years and you are right about diet affecting it. Hopefully in 2 weeks it will be at the level desired.
Thanks for the note, my valve is a mechanical so looks like that is the last of my 3 surgeries, I hope. A few minor complications along the way glad to know you are sharing with others, very kind
Hi Andro, it's me, Letty Paz, glad I was able to search your journal, I just key in Andro, and I got you! Bago lang pala tayong pareho dito sa journal. Sa kaka research ko tungkol sa heart valve surgery, nakita ko itong website ni Adam Pick at umorder pa ako ng book nya,it's really very helpful and very encouraging. nabawasan ang fears ko sa surgery, although I must admit may takot pa rin, but I know it's just normal. I just submit everything to the LORD, whatever his will, but I'm positive I can make it.
By the way, sa UST ako, my cardio is Milagros Yamamoto and my surgeon is her husband Jose Yamamoto. San ginawa surgery mo? I'm really happy to hear the success stories of former heart valve patients who have normal lives after the surgery. Nice to meet you on net, hope you keep in touch. Regards to your family, take care and God bless!
Welcome to the Heart Valve Journal! You will find lots of helpful information and advice on this site. Also many supportive friends.
I had my surgery this past June.
Continued good health to you,
Welcome, Andro. Congratulations on 3 years with your new valve. There are lots of folks here to share valve info with. My new valve is not mitral (it's aortic), but there are many on this site. Take care, Joy Vera
Seems you are doing well for 3 years and will continue to do so. I am also on coumadin and keep my INR between 2-3. My surgery was in March and am doing well and continue to do so for many years. Your daughter is so cute.