On Feb 8, 2013 I have the pleasure of going in for my forth AVR. In addition to the valve replacement, I will have a 6cm ascending aortic aneurysm repaired.
I can tell you it doesn't get any easier having had the surgery three previous times. The anxiety is still as strong as it was the first time.
My surgeon is John R Doty, MD from Intermountain Heart and Lung Surgical Associates, Salt Lake City, UT.
Feb 13, 2013
My forth AVR surgery was scheduled for the 8th of Feb. On Wed the 6th, I got a call from my heart surgeon telling me the surgery had been cancelled, due to his skiing accident that day, resulting in an ACL injury. I am now on hold, waiting to find out when he will be able to operate. This is torture!