I ran into a Brick wall today with crazy anxiety.Because my Aortic Valve was so tight and calcified.My New tissue Valve is working perfect but my heart still thinks it has to keep pounding the blood through .My blood pressure is way up ,I can feel the pounding Even my ears are throbbing.Im thinking something is wrong and I started freaking out. surgeon says all normal could take the heart up to 2 years to get back to normal.
Surgery with Dr RosenBloom yesterday went very well.
I had a Mini Aortic Valve Replacement.
First night was rough as I couldn’t keep anything down.
Today I am out of bed sitting in a recliner. Vomiting has stopped. Still sore which is to be expected.
They removed the catheter, and soon to remove the Central line in my neck.
I will be in ICU for two days
my name is Tony i live in Franklinville,nj its between Philadelphia and Atlantic city.I first found out i had a leaky aortic valve in 1997 i was 30 years old then.I thought i was out there alone until i came across Adams book.he is a Saint.I am hanging in there moderate/severe,but so far no real change in 15 years.I love reading the heart journal blog its great.