Dr. Sameh Said
, Heart Surgeon
- Unregistered Surgeon
Patient Recommendations (1)
"Dr. Said and his team were excellent. Within a comfortable professionalism, they were sensitive, kind and caring. They took the time to explain my status and answer my questions in an easily understood manner. They were aware of my clinical status at all times as they made frequent visits in the intensive care unit and step-down unit; not just daily, but two to three times a day.
My clinical situation was complicated. I had had previous mitral and aortic mechanical valves implanted as well as a repair of the tricuspid valve. Despite months of monitoring and blood thinner adjustments by my local physicians, I continued to have MRI evidence and some clinical evidence of strokes. As a result, surgery was planned to replace the mechanical valves with tissue valves. On the Monday before the planned surgery on Friday, I had a stroke while staying in a hotel in Rochester. This resulted in ER admission and hospitalization until the heart surgery on Friday. I have recovered from surgery and have no weakness from the strokes thanks to the care at St. Mary's in Rochester, MN. I am participating in a local cardiac rehab program and I am able to walk up to 2 miles without problems. "
Posted by Debby Frank, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 01/27/2017