Merry Christmas! Haven't posted in quite a while, but try to keep up with everyone's postings. My valve leak continues to stay the same, as I continue to have my echo's. Problems with the visual disturbances continue, but I have learned to live with that. Not pleasant, but it is a complication that sometimes happens being on the heart/lung machine. I am on a medication which does help some, but this fall and winter have really been hard on me. Headaches continue, some worse than others, and our weather doesn't help. It is so rewarding to read everyone's posts, and knowing that we continue to pray for speedy recoveries for all. We are a special group, and I for one certainly thank Adam's Blog for getting us together to share our ups and downs. A blessed Merry Christmas to all.
Continuing with echo's every 3 months. Leak is status quo, and heart is not enlarged. Symptoms are about the same, so no complaints. Will wait till my cardiologist says it is time to get my bovine valve replaced. My leak was discovered April, 2017.
Appointment with my surgeon who replaced my bicuspid AV and Aneurysm 09-09-2014 at Cleveland Clinic. Will have testing done on Tuesday, June 27th, and meet with him in the afternoon to discuss my heart valve leak. I have a bovine valve, and my cardiologist, after an echo and TEE, said my leak is moderate to severe. My cardiologist could hear the leak when I went for my nine month checkup. We were going out of town, but he scheduled the echo before I left due to the sound. Has anyone else had a leak this soon? I have been reading as much as I can about it, but doesn't seem to be many out there.
Thanks, Janice Smith, South Charleston, Ohio
Echo and TEE showed I have a moderate to serious valve leakage. Surgery was 09/09/2014, Cleveland Clinic. All info being sent to my surgeon today. Has anyone else encountered this
type of leakage? Have a bicuspid valve. If anyone has had this problem, what was done to
correct it? Thanks.
Sure would be interested in hearing from anyone who has had visual disturbances, gray spots over their eye, dizziness and numbness around their lips, usually one sided, tongue and index fingers. Had more testing done this past week, so waiting on answers, hopefully. Thanks.
My aortic valve replacement and aortic aneurysm surgery was September 9, 2014 at Cleveland Clinic. All went well other than A Fib, but that is gone, and has been for some time. I have felt pretty good, other than hand tremors, vision problems and numbness around my lips, tongue and fingers. Has anyone had these problems?