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 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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