Ken's Heart Valve Journal

Joined October 27, 2014

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My Story

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    I am from: Fairfield, Ohio
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    My surgery date is: November 19, 2014
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    I was diagnosed with: Aortic Regurgitation
    Aortic Stenosis
    Atrial Fibrillation
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    My surgery was: Aortic Valve Replacement
    Maze Procedure
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    My surgeon is: Dr. William Cook
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    My hospital is: Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital

In my own words:

Although I'd been having symptoms for some time, they were bearable — until this fall. I finally went to the doctor for diagnosis on October 2, 2014. Over the following two weeks, I had an echocardiogram and coronary angiogram, followed by consultations with a cardiologist and a heart surgeon.

I learned I have atrial fibrillations as well as critical-stage aortic stenosis (accompanied by aortic regurgitation, or leakage).

Open-heart surgery is required to replace the aortic valve. During the surgery, the 'MAZE' procedure will be done to, hopefully, resolve the fibrillation issue.

I have more to share, which is found in My Journal (click on "My Journal" above).

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