Hello everyone! Had ascending aortic aneurysm repair in 2006 with a bovine pericardial valve replacement. My cardiologist told me that when the valve starts to fail it will be a slow process but didn't tell me what the symptoms are. Can those of you that have knowledge of this please share? He has also mentioned a mechanical valve when it's "time". I'm 53 now and would prefer tissue like I have now. Thanks!
Hi everyone! I had a aneurysm (ascending) in 2006 and had surgery with a pericardial bovine valve implanted. I exercise vigorously 3 times a week, and usually need a day of rest in between. I was 42 at the time of my surgery. Does anyone know if exercise plays a role in the durability of the tissue valve? Thanks!