Ok last question. My ejection fraction is 25% and I have a left bundle branch blockage and congestive heart failure. I am scheduled to have a CRT-D implanted on April 24. This will help strengthen my heart and act as an internal defibrillator in case of sudden cardiac arrest. I am nervous about this since it seems so many things have gone wrong. I wondered if anyone in the community had congestive heart failure even with new valve and how they were treated. Thanks again.
Sorry I keep asking questions. I was also in the hospital for 28 days. On an echocardiogram it was found I had a large blood clot in my left atrium and clot on my new bovine mitral valve. Many doctors were involved and it was decided the safest way to treat this was with warfarin which I have been on ever since. I go to Barnes frequently for echocardiograms and the valve is working much better and the clot is much smaller. My cardiologist is very good and we hope the body will absorb the clot over time. It has been very concerning and I wondered if anyone else had this happen. Thankyou for sharing.
I have a question for Adam and the community. I had a mitral valve replacement and maze procedure at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St Louis, Missouri on November 14, 2017. I was on the vent for 36 hours and this was followed by about 3 days of delirium. I could talk but did not know my sister or husband or where I was or why. I came out of it but I wondered if anyone else experienced anything similar. Thanks for any input.
Hi everyone. I haven’t posted much and have no photo as I’m not technically literate. I have really appreciated this website and Adam’s book was an absolute Godsend for me. After reading all I could and getting two opinions. I am having mitral valve repair surgery along with a mini maze procedure on Tuesday, November 14th. I am having surgery at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St Louis, mo. My surgeon is Dr Maniar who has been at Barnes many years and has good experience. Needless to say I’m frightened and concerned about how difficult recovery will be. I’m 64. The oddest thing I have dealt with is for the past few weeks I will just start crying for no obvious reason several times a day. But I don’t feel particularly depressed. I wondered if anyone else had this happen to them. At any rate, just wanted to thankyou all. Wishing everyone the best.