Hi Tony, I am also rather new to this web site. So I have to say welcome also. This site is great. In Sept I was told I have aortic stenois/ regurgitation and anuersym. Now from my tee test found there is some calicfation. In Sept he said it is moderate but has worsened a little. So now I have to see what is next. My grand daughter who is 8 years old was just diagnosed with bicuspid aortic valve. It all runs in my family. You will find it very comforting here and get a lot of new friends. Keep us all posted and Good Luch to you my new friend. Oh cute dog.
Until Later Linda H
Hi Anthony, well to HVJ site! Membership to this "club" comes with definite advantages! You are fortunate that your "time" has not come yet, and in all truth...it may never come. But...if it does, you will not be without knowledge and knowledge is power when it comes to heart valve disease. I have aortic valve stenosis, have known about it for about 10 years, started out as mild and has now progressed to critical, so I will be having aortic valve replacement surgery, along with possible dilated ascending aorta repair on March 13th at Cleveland Clinic. I knew it was progressing over the years and thought I was prepared, but it still came as a shock to hear "it's time" from my cardiologist. I don't like it, but I'm just glad I can be fixed! Some people don't know about it until it's too late and some people have problems that can't be fixed, so I am grateful.
Welcome to HVJ. Great to see you are getting an early jump on things. I echo what Jane said, this is the place for answers. For now, sit back, watch, get your echos done. You know one day you will hear "it is time." Nothing easy about that, but at least you have a jump on the game.