On Facebook Live tomorrow, July 18th. Look up Northwestern Medicine and join live at 1:15 CST.
Facebook Live: Northwestern Medicine-Advances in Cardiac Su
Journal posted on July 17, 2018
For those of you that are on Facebook, the hospital and surgeon I will be most likely be working with, Northwestern University in Chicago and Dr. Patrick McCarthy will me making a 30 minute Presentation on Facebook Live tomorrow, Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 1:15 pm CST. The presentation is entitled Advances in Cardiac Surgery. Cardiac surgery is one of the most rapidly evolving fields of medicine. Learn how Northwestern Medicine is pioneering these incredible advances! Just look up Northwestern Medicine on Facebook tomorrow at 1:15 PM CST and join in.
I have a bicuspid aortic valve that needs replacement due to aortic stenosis and it being tight. I am also asymptomatic. I am a research nut and am currently reading Adam's book and I am finding out that if just the aortic valve needs to be replaced that the minimally invasive approach is being used instead of the full sternotomy. In preparation for my next set of meetings at Northwestern University I just to have confidence in my questions and want to have a better idea if this minimally invasive approach is the best way. I am all for less invasive and a quicker recovery. Sometimes I feel when I ask these questions I feel like I am looked upon as "wimping out" but I really do just want to take advantage of the technological advances and be as current and knowledgeable as possible. If you are or were in the same situation I would love to hear your thoughts. I feel comfortable asking this community because I am sure most know how I am feeling and that its not about wimping out. Thanks in advance!
Due to my severe bleeding problem following gum surgery to prep for heart valve surgery, I had to see a Hematologist for surgery clearance. I just received clearance for surgery from Dr. Gezur at Rush University in Chicago. In his opinion, he wasn't able to find anything after taking 20 tubes of blood. He feels my bleeding issues were due to an overdose from Lovenox. I bridged from Warafin to Lovenox for 5 days prior to gum surgery. He also is recommending a tissue valve and not mechanical. Next up is an appointment with my cardiologist which will be on June 29, 2018.