As I read many of the posts, watch the interviews and I apologize if I may have overlooked one relating to a 2nd heart valve replacement. I am on year 11 of my bovine valve replacement and I am doing fine. The last couple of cardiologist visits revealed that there is leakage starting. I am not panicking, but believe in researching my options well in advance of a required 2nd Aortic valve replacement.
My original Aortic Valve replacement created a good amount of Vascular Dementia (Pump Head?) which eliminated a good portion of my pre-operation memory. It has compromised my short term memory, my short term to long term and my long term memory. I have decided that if and when I need to take on another heart surgery, it would be of the non-invasive type, but the big question is "What are my options for a 2nd replacement surgery?". Bovine, Pig or mechanical (last resort)? Invasive or non-invasive? Not sure what my options are.
I would like to see interviews with doctors explaining the options and issues regarding a 2nd heart valve replacement.