In Portugal, Filomeno Gets A Carbomedics Aortic Valve Replacement (Video)

By Adam Pick on February 26, 2010

There is nothing better than waking up, enjoying a cup of coffee, turning on the computer and finding a patient success story in my inbox.

Today, I received a patient success story all the way from Portugal. It’s about Filomeno Faustino’s recent aortic valve replacement with a Carbomedics Top Hat mechanical device. Here is what Filomeno wrote to me:

 

Filomeno Faustino - Aortic Valve Replacement Patient In Portugal

Filomeno Faustino – Nine Days After Valve Surgery

 

Dear Adam,

Recently, my aortic valve was replaced because I had a bicuspid aortic valve caused by a genetic problem. I have attached a picture which shows me nine days after surgery.

The surgery was successful!!!

I received a new mechanical valve known as the Carbomedics Top Hat which is manufactured by the Sorin Group. I understand this valve is somewhat similar to the On-X mechanical valve.

After the surgery, I was in the intensive care unit for 29 hours. For six of those hours, I was on ventilator support. In total, I stayed one week in Hospital De Santa Cruz in Lisbon, Portugal.

 

Carbomedics Top Hat Mechanical Valve Picture & Video

 

My surgical team and support staff (doctors, nurses, etc.) were wonderful and highly qualified. I really appreciate all of their encouragement during my hospital stay.

Finally Adam, I can not forget you. Your book helped me a lot before and after surgery. Keep doing this great work. Thanks!!!

Best Regards,

Filomeno Faustino
Portugal


Written by Adam Pick
- Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and The Wall Street Journal.

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and The Wall Street Journal.

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