In Iceland, Rajan Gets Successful Aortic Valve Replacement

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: March 8, 2023

Hearing from patients all around the world is one of my favorite parts of running this website.  For example, I was so happy to receive the following note from Rajan, an aortic valve replacement patient, from Iceland.

 

Aortic Valve Replacement Patient IcelandRajan with Dr. Anders Jeppsson

 

Dear Adam,

Greetings from Reykjavík, Iceland.

I had my aortic heart valve replacement surgery here in Reykjavík at Iceland’s General Hospital (Landspítali) on Monday, Feb 27, 2023.  My surgeon was Dr. Anders Jeppsson of Sweden.

I was born with a bicuspid valve that was diagnosed in Palo Alto in 2014.  Last October, my Icelandic cardiologist determined that severe stenosis had set in and recommended an intervention even though I was asymptomatic right until surgery.  I chose the Edwards INSPIRIS RESILIA biological valve.  The operation went fine.  Landspítali provided real-time updates to my wife via SMS.

 

INSPIRIS RESILIA Heart Valve Replacement

 

I was placed one night in the ICU, then transferred to the general ward. It is Day 4 now post surgery and things are looking up. All vital parameters are normal. Discharge scheduled for Monday.

 

Heart Surgery Patient Discharge DayRajan In Hospital With Veena, His Wife

 

I can’t thank you enough for the magnificent resource you have put together.

You are an example of the inherent purest goodness in human nature.

Rajan


Written by Adam Pick
- Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick, Heart Valve Patient Advocate

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.

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