Need some advice from mechanical valve replacement folks; what effect does exercise have on your INR? I recently started working out again (treadmill/elliptical) and was wondering about my INR. I have already read that it varies from person to person, but was looking for more detailed information. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Just curious if anyone would know if your coronary calcium score would decrease if you had a calcified aortic valve removed. I had a score of 466 before AVR surgery. Would the score go down after replacement surgery???
Hey guys, need your prayers. I know this website is about heart valves and all, but my father-in-law is having triple by-pass surgery tomorrow. Could use a little reassuring from all of us heart valve patients. He is using the same cardiologist and surgeon as I used 14 weeks ago for my AVR. The assistant for the surgeon saw me in the room and thought that was my father. Nothing like keeping it all in the family, huh? Thanks guys!!
9 weeks out and have been having a recent problem with my legs swelling. I emailed my Cardiologist Sunday and he had a prescription for Lasix and potassium sent to my local pharmacy for delivery. Let the track meet to the bathroom start!!!!
Went to cardiologist Monday (4 weeks post op), for the follow up. He removed me from all the medication he had sent me home with after the surgery except for the Warfarin. Only two exceptions: Nothing heavier than 10lb per arm for 1 more month.
Also told doc that I was wanting to go back to work. My previous job went away on 6/2/18 as the company I worked for closed their doors ( Isn't God's timing perfect?). He said I can do a "desk" job now and would be able to do something more physical in two more months.
Currently on the mend except for this head/chest congestion I have been fighting for a week, and even after being cleared by all the doctors, I still have remnants of sutures no one has done anything about????
Was released from surgeon today 3 weeks post surgery. He said wait one more week to drive, and as far as the sternum is concerned, he said if"it hurts, don't do it"(he was referring to sleeping on my side). Go back to see Cardiologist next Monday. Hopefully he will cease/reduce some of the post-op medications. Having the hardest time getting my diabetic medication restarted. Doc is one of the best, but he is still very old school (hand written files)
Finally had surgery on the 24th of July. I went into surgery @ 2:30 on the 24th and did not wake up until the next afternoon. Come to find out, they finished the procedure and I was in recovery when they notice I was still bleeding internally. Took me back to surgery and had to reopen my sternum to stop the bleeding. Was released from the hospital on the 31st and have been recovering at home. Two questions: When does the new afib go away, and when does the large knot at the top of your incision go away? Thanks
Went to heart surgeon yesterday and surgery has been scheduled for the 19th pending approval from the insurance company. Wish it was sooner. I am so tired of not being able to do anything without symptoms. I was diagnosed as having critical aortic stenosis and will be having a On-X valve installed.