Valve options for 57 y.o. with surgery in one week
Journal posted on August 29, 2012
Hi everyone. I've been reading these journals for a month or so. Tried to join a few times on my Ipad ,but it would't let me.
At 57 all my doctors say I'm better off with a mechanical valve - for longevity, but coumadin for life scares the heck out of me.
Any one in that 50 to 65 age group with insight into your decision would be appreciated. I really lean toward tissue valve, but I'm going against all my docs.