Had my second mitral valve surgery in less than2 years on April 18th, and home from the hospital. I was in much better health than for the first surgery, but now want to start a regular and progressive exercise routine. Does anyone have guidelines on how much exercise to do daily? I am walking (on a treadmill-still have snow in Colorado!) and a recumbent bike.
I am interested in any advise or experience with having a second open heart surgery to replace a prosthetic valve with a mechanical valve, as well as surgery to repair an ASD. Does anyone have experience with home testing for using anticoagulants?