I would like to know if any of you have had to have the mitral valve replaced and tricuspid valve repaired at the same time. I have moderate leakage in the tricuspid. I've been reading studies that say it is important to fix the tricuspid.
Ok, I'm getting my hair high and low lighted next week so the gray is gone. My cousin who also had open heart and is the same age said, "Never go to surgery with gray hair they will think you are too old to save." Her dry sense of humor. Anyway I'm thinking to put some orange streaks in back since I am having surgery around Halloween. Maybe I should do the spray type just in a couple places the night before which would be funny to my adult kids. Just thinking.
Had symptoms beginning when I was 18 and now I'm 62. I lived near Cleveland so I was referred there right away. When I was 53 I had a biological valve put in at CCF due to severe leakage. Now the valve has stenosis and my symptoms are much worse than when I had the other valve put in. This time I most likely will get a mechanical valve. It is hard to face this recovery again and difficult to see my family have to deal with the worry. Thankfully we had 4 children in spite of this condition.