I am 3 months post my mitral valve repair. I stopped taking Eliquis 4 days ago as per my surgeon's instructions. I have intense shoulder pains and tightness in the chest for the last two days. Could this be a side-effect of stopping Eliquis? Has anyone else experienced anything similar?
I am 3 weeks post robotically assisted mitral valve repair by Dr. Sloane Guy at Weill Cornell, NY Presbyterian. The care I have received was amazing and the surgeon not only fixed my mitral valve (Barlow's Syndrome) but also fixed a hole that I had in my heart. The first week was tough, but after that, I was on the road to recovery and today I feel well, I slept on my side for the first time, I walk daily and my wounds are healing well. they are strategically placed that they will not be visible even in a bikini! I would highly recommend robotically assisted surgery for anyone needing mitral valve repair and Dr. Guy was amzing!
I am home, I was discharged day 3 after robotic mitral valve repair. I got my chest tubes and the wires attaching the external pacemaker removed day 3 as well. My surgeon, Dr.Guy said that additionally, I had a hole in my heart and another anomaly, both of which he repaired as. I don't really know what those two were, but I will find out from him. I am feeling well, not in too much pain I was wondering when other people transitioned to non-narcotic pain meds. Also, I am carrying a lot of water wt, about an extra 22 lbs! How long does that take to go back to normal?
Day 1 post op robotic valve repair and morning of day 2
Journal posted on June 13, 2018
Dr. Guy repaired a whole in my heart and another anomaly as well. First night and Day 1 was tough. Couldn’t keep anything down even though I was on clear liquids only. BP very low with dizziness. Didn’t manage any sleep either. But I got my A-line and central lines removed Day 1 as well as the Foley catheter and was moved to the step down unit. Last night much better, I had a little food and slept several hours. Today is a new day, feeling much better. The nurses at Weill Cornell are amazing, so sweet and attentive. Feeling so blessed to be oN the recovery side.
Had my surgery this morning, robotic with Dr. Guy at Weill Cornell. I felt really well when I woke up and saw my family. Now it’s about 6 hrs post op. My breathing tube came out in the OR. Now I feel nauseous and in pain. My stats seem ok but something is elevated so can’t get anti nausea meds. Feeling blessed to be on the recovery side and awake and well. Apologies fo this b I get all jumbled I am still not fully clear . Hop everyone in ho had surgery Today is doing well!
I am flying to NY (from Dubai where I live) on Sunday morning 27th, I have appointments with 2 surgeons, 29th and 30th to decide whether to go the sternotomy or robotic route for my Barlow's Syndrome MVP. My surgery is tentatively scheduled for June 11th. It's all starting now...not sure what tests I will have to go through, but I am sure I will know in a few days.
I am so confused about the process of surgeon selection. I live in Dubai, but plan on having my mitral valve repair for Barlow's Syndrome surgery in NYC. Each surgeon that I am looking at has different approaches and I don't know which way to go. Being so far away makes the communication and scheduling difficult. I am considering the following: Dr. David Adams (Mt. Sinai), Dr. Didier Loulmet (NYULMC), Dr. T Sloane Guy (Weill Cornell) and Dr. Craig Smith (Columbia). I would appreciate any thoughts, advice.
Hi, I found out through a medical check-up April 2017 that I have mitral valve regurgitation, Barlow's Syndrome ("floppy valves") affecting both leaflets. I am 52, otherwise healthy and health-conscious. Since then my condition has progressed from moderate to moderate-severe at rest and severe after cardio. I have been told that I need repair surgery fairly soon and am now in the process of researching surgeons and hospitals in NYC. I live in Dubai, but will have my surgery in NY. I am trying to find out whether there is an alternative approach other than sternotomy for Barlow's Syndrome (like robotic valve repair or minimally invasive port surgery) and if so, whether its as effective and safe as the traditional.