Has anyone had kidney stones after having a mechanical AVR? After 5 years with a mechanical valve I’m facing kidney stone surgery. The doctor has really expressed his concern for the valve while I’m in surgery?
So I am kind of sure that I'm going with a mechanical valve next Monday. Took one look at my 3 dogs and wondered will they be driven crazy by the clicking? Has anyone noticed their dogs going crazy with the sound?
Hi everyone, haven't had a chance to be here for a while. Been busy getting my mom to all her doctors appointments. Trying to make sure I have as much prepared for her as possible before my surgery. Then there have been all my appointments before surgery.
My heart cath turned out great!! I thank God for that!!! I have a strong and healthy heart if it weren't for this pesky aortic valve problem. I have decided to go with a mechanical replacement. However I told Dr Crestenello if he gets inside and thinks tissue would be better for whatever reason. By all means go with that.
Tonight I'm not feeling well though. I have felt like I could pass out, really weak, my chest is tight, and I feel exhausted. These are just normal symptoms from what I've read. But this is a first for me, do they get more frequent as the regurgitation progresses? Did anyone experience change in their weight? Is this also a symptom? I'm a stress eater, I can admit that!! But my weight is all over the place.
Prayers and well wishes to all!!! Tammy
Hello, Hope everyone is a having a great day! Seen the surgeon yesterday and if all goes well I should have my aortic valve replaced in June. Still trying to figure out if I want mechanical or tissue. So hear is a question! If you have had a mechanical valve would you choose it again? And if not why? Thanks everyone
I am going to the surgeon next Tuesday for the first time. I have prepared the best I can and have my questions written down. I am starting to notices symptoms more and it makes me a little more nervous. How long after you see the surgeon for the first time do they schedule your surgery? In general, I'm sure everyone is different. The only big test I need to have done before surgery is a heart Cath. I've had the echo, tee, and stress test done.
Mechanical vs Tissue valve? How do you know you made the right decision for yourself. When I first started the research I thought mechanical. Why on earth would I want to do another surgery, not to mention I'd be 70. Then I bumped my head one night and knew I'd have to get checked out if I was on Coumadin. Which lead me to think: your a barber does Coumadin and being a barber go together? Then there is the clicking sound, will that bother me? How do you know? Help
I am new to this site. Since it looks like surgery is in my near future for my aortic valve regurgitation. I was wondering how people felt after surgery. I am the sole caregiver for my 80 year old mom and am worried how to take care of her after my surgery?