I’m five weeks post op surgery and feeling well. Does anyone have recommendations for gels or creams to use to help heal the scar and at what week or month did you start using it? I’m 27 so I’d like for it to heal as well as it can.
Has anyone had any experience with the Inspiris Resilia aortic valve or a bicuspid aortic valve repair (using keyhole technique or even just a repair in general)? I’m 27 and needing surgery for my bicuspid aortic valve and am trying to look at other options rather than just the mechanical valve and regular tissue valve.
Hi everyone! I am new to this site but am looking for advice and any information on what to expect after a valve replacement. I’m 27 years old and was born with a bicuspid aortic valve which my cardiologist and surgeon recommended I get replaced or repaired by January. I am now in the process of deciding between a bovine or mechanical (On-x) valve. I know the pros and cons and the lifespan of both but I’d love to hear how long they actually lasted for any if you and any pros or cons you have experienced. Also a big decision I want to consider is having children in the future. I know having children with a tissue valve is much safer and easier but my surgeon assured me that I can still have have children if I chose the mechanical valve, it would just need medication adjustments. Has anyone had experience in a similar situation? I’m also very active and want to make sure either valve would be able to allow me to continue to play sports, go skiing, etc. I would love to hear any advice or experiences that could help me make a decision. Thanks!