I was diagnosed with a congenital bicuspid aortic valve (moderately severe) when I was a child. Growing up I was encouraged to lead a healthy lifestyle and take physical activity at my own pace, nothing competitive.
When I was about 30 years old and considering trying to have a baby I was advised that my valve was thickening from the additional wear associated with this sort of stenosis.
I opted for a human tissue aortic valve and root replacement as it did not require any medication post surgery. One teenage child and 22 years later, the replaced valve is now showing signs of thickening but not critical. My focus will be to stay healthy and active for the next year after which I will probably be close to requiring the second OHS.
My story . . . to be continued. :)
More Info About Me & My Heart
More About Me
I am from:
Brisbane , Australia
My surgery date is:
July 1, 1999
I was diagnosed with:
Bicuspid Aortic Valve