Three Years Post Op - Great Echo Report: My cardio is amazed at the low gradient three years out. Bodes well for longevity of the St. Jude Trifecta valve in patients who get it or similar tissue valves in their 60s. Photo taken in March in St. barthelemy
Happy Memorial Day to all. I am 27 months post AVR, hemiarch and dual CABG. Just had a CT angio and all is well. I'm an active scuba diver at age 68. I'm on the right in this photo. Wishing everyone as good a recovery as I have enjoyed.
One year after OHS and thanks to a skilled surgeon, some good luck, and determination on my part, I have returned to the sport that I have enjoyed for 36 years.
"A heart will never be practical until it can be made unbreakable." - L. Frank Baum
Happy Holidays To Everyone! I'm doing well 10 months out.
On a cruise vacation visiting the UK, Wales Ireland and Scotland six months post-op...no meds except aspirin, some depression, but feeling physically recovered. Got the kilt in Edinburgh.
For Popeye Steve...this is a view of my antique model trains layout...also used on the cover of my book.
First Morning Glory of Summer
I asked my surgeon, Dr. Grayson Wheatley at Temple U. to draw in the surgical modifications he made in addition to the new aortic valve. The shaded area is the dacron ascending aortic hemiarch graft. I also received two CABG grafts as indicated.