Robert, The Elk Hunter, Celebrates 5th Anniversary After Surgery!

By Adam Pick on February 23, 2013

I just received another patient success story. In this update, Robert Green, celebrates his 5th anniversary after a re-implantation of his aortic valve and aortic root replacement. (The procedure is also known as a valve-sparing operation or a David Procedure.)

 

Robert Green, David Procedure Patient Of Dr. Lars SvenssonRobert Green – Heart Valve Surgery Patient

 

In his update, Robert shared:

Hi Adam –

In 2007, I was shocked to learn that I had an aortic root aneurysm.

For my procedure, I chose the Cleveland Clinic because of its #1 rating in the United States for successful heart procedures. For my surgeon, I chose Doctor Lars Svensson, MD based on his reputation. It was very reassuring that Dr. Svensson was very informative and answered all of my questions and my wife’s many questions. I was given the recommendation of a David re-implantation of my aortic valve and replacement of my ascending aorta.

 

Dr. Lars Svensson - Heart Surgeon
Dr. Lars Svensson – Robert’s Heart Valve Surgeon

 

I was very pleased that my own aortic valve was able to be repaired. That meant I did not need to take Coumadin for the rest of my life. Nine months following surgery and an out-patient cardiac rehab program,

I was medically cleared to go on a guided elk hunting trip in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. In 2013, I will celebrate 5 years post op with very few limitations!

Robert Green
David Procedure, 1/8/08


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 Medical News Today.

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 Medical News Today.


Vasilis says on February 23rd, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Progression on moderate aortic stenosis to critical stage or severe



Mary Hummel says on February 24th, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Robert – congratulations and thank you for sharing. My husband was diagnosed w/ bicuspid valve disease & aortic root aneurysm. We are researching options and very interested in the David Procedure. I appreciate so much knowing you are doing well after 5 years. As Adam says – keep on tickin’!


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