Jessica's Heart Valve Journal

Joined March 17, 2016

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My Story

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    I am from: Houston, Texas
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    My surgery date is: September 18, 2017
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    I was diagnosed with: Aortic Regurgitation
    Aortic Stenosis
    Bicuspid Aortic Valve
    Pulmonary Stenosis
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    My surgery was: Aortic Valve Replacement
    Pulmonary Valve Replacement
    Ross Procedure
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    My hospital is: Texas Children's Hospital

In my own words:

Diagnosed at 2 years old with aortic stenosis; bicuspid heart valve. Recent trip to cardiologist stated that it was "time" to replace my valve. Being only 25, I get a lot of the "you're too young for that", and " you are so young, you won't need surgery for a long time", you can understand my shocking news. Moving forward with the surgery progress, my cardiologist preformed a heart cath and sealed me with a st. Jude's angio seal. Cath results showed a moderate stenosis "for now", since I am experiencing symptoms I am on a 2 month follow plan. Had a follow up to my heart cath which showed damage caused by the seal; 100% blockage of bloodflow to my leg. Glad I followed up. I now have 2 stents in my groin area, and am currently taking plavix.
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