About Me (In My Own Words)
52 yr old Male, Heart Murmur, Dizzy when standing to fast.
I have a (BAVD) Bicuspid Aortic Valve
My Adsending Aorta is enlarged to, (4.8 Cm) also my Root is Enlarged, from Aortic Stenosis.
Diagnosed in 2021.
Angiogram will be happing 2/17/2023.
Update: 3/3/23 Completed.. No blockages found... Great!!
But they did find a fistula (CPAF) coronary artery to pulmonary artery. My own bodys Bypass, super rare. Wow a Another rare birth defect.
Its been there 52 years, so how bad can it be. They want to do a CT scan to check that out more... as they couldnt see everything with the cath angiogram. They need to find where it goes, to see if they need to remove it or leave alone.
Surgery is on Friday 5/19/23. I will be the first of the day 7:30am check in 5:15am. I'm having a Modified Bentall, using a OnX mechanical valve and Graft. They will be replacing the adsending aorta and root.
ASCENDING AORTA GRAFT; CARDIOPULMONARY BYPASS; AORTIC ROOT REPLACEMENT USING VALVED CONDUIT AND CORONARY RECONSTRUCTION
More Info About Me & My Heart
More About Me
I am from:
Grants Pass, Or
My surgery date is:
May 19, 2023
I was diagnosed with:
Bicuspid Aortic Valve
My surgery was:
Aortic Valve Replacement
Aortic Aneurysm Replacement
My surgeon is:
Dr. Donald Stowell