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General discussions about any heart related issue.
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Discussions regarding Reunions and other group activities.
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319 5,490
Discussions related to BAV's and Connective Tissue Disorder.
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919 12,366
Discussions regarding the different types of valves available for valve replacement surgery.
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1,175 23,048
Discussions regarding those tense weeks leading up to heart surgery.
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4,514 66,415
Discussions regarding the days in the hospital after surgery and the all important transition back to normal life.
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7,146 96,838
This forum is for celebrating valve replacement surgical anniversaries.
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Last Post: 1 yr Anniversary
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For every person who goes through heart surgery, there are those who make it possible. This is a forum for the spouses, partners and families of those who could not make it without our loved supporters.
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179 2,987
Discussions related to physical fitness, sporting activities and cardiac rehabilitation. To further support that having valve replacement surgery/Coumadin does not mean an end to an active lifestyle.
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Last Post: Third Triathlon
1,335 18,328
Throwdowns for weight watching and competition or other ever evolving Throwdown ideas.
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568 12,308
Discussion of issues pertaining to all Home PT/INR monitoring systems.
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917 10,879
Discussions regarding coumadin and anti-coagulation therapy.
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3,859 48,359
This forum is for posting recipes that are heart friendly or any that you'd care to share.
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Last Post: Cbd ?
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Discussions related to new and upcoming advancements in valve replacement surgery and heart medications.
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362 2,175
Links and resources to reference information related to heart surgery.
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137 715
Here is where you can discuss topics not covered by the other forums. Please be mindful of the fact that we are a medical support site for Valve Replacement Surgery.
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9,761 121,457
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Ask questions of the webmaster regarding forum operation.
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Please visit this forum to find information and discuss matters pertaining to contributions to
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