Anybody out there been turned down for robotic because of artery size??? Still debating but won't know if I am a candidate until ct day before surgery... I'm anxious. I've heard small people have small arteries and I'm a small people... lol
I am traveling for my surgery but my cardiologist here says he's not too keen on being hooked up to the femoral artery. He says that everything is leaning towards future cardio surgeries in that artery and doesn't want to create scar tissue. Have any of your docs posted this idea?
Waiting is definatley one of the hardest parts so I am finding out... I am writing my journey on a weekly (hopefully) blog! My surgery is set for May 16.....
As part of the first ever National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day
I have posted the second entry to my blog with a bit of my backstory
Sooo, wanting to get info on Mitral valve repair/replacement. I am a 45 year old woman with a "sever" leaking MV, plus an ASD and a small leak in my tricuspid valve. Repair is the hope but surgeon's are saying I need to make a decision on tissue vs mechanical just in case a replacement is needed. I'm overwhelmed and need insight.