My 17 year old son will be needing aortic Valve Replacement from a unicuspid aortic valve. He will also need to have an aneurysm repaired at the same time. We are looking at the On X valve versus a pig/cow valve. I am seeking others who have either had this valve or who were this young when they had the replacement. Very interested in your experience and coumadin life. Thanks
My son was born with a unicuspid aortic valve and now has developed an aortic aneursym/ He is 13 and has no symptoms. Surgery is not necessary yet, but is anticipated in the next year or two if the aneursym grows.
I am interested in learning from others on how they chose the type of valve replacement they now have and if they would do the same today. I have been to CHOP and the Mayo clinic. One recommends a pig valve and repair of the aneursym, the other recommends mechanical and or the ross procedure. I am a nurse so I am very familiar with coumadin and the side effects.