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Thread: Tissue vs. Mechanical

  1. #51
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    1. drivetopless/Tracy
    2. 47 at surgery
    3. Mech Aortic Valve (On-X) in 2011.

    I chose Mechanical for several reasons, but one factor that I haven't seen mentioned--family history-- My Grandfather and Uncle both have AVR--St. Jude mechical. My Grandfather had his 26 years with no futher issues before he passed at age 85. My Uncle is still going strong with no further issues for 12 years. So I figure my biology tolerates the mechanical valve and coumadin well.
    1997: At 33 yo, diagnosed Bicuspid Aortic Valve w/ Severe Aortic Stenosis (1.0cm2)
    2010: BAV w/ SAS (.7 cm2), mean Pressure gradiant: 42mm HG.
    2011: Mechnical valve, On-X, AVR Scheduled Jan 13, w/ Dr. J Alan Wolfe at NorthEast Georgia Medical Center
    http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/tracylynnphillips
    "Breathe in, breathe out, move on." Jimmy Buffett

  2. #52
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    Hook
    44 when asimilated
    St Jude Mechanical
    Todd Taylor
    Mitral Valve Replacement - Mech St Judes 5/26/2010
    Dr Michael Petracek, Vanderbilt Heart Institue
    "he's more machine than man now" Obiwan Kenobi

  3. #53
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    * Superbob
    * 63 at surgery (7 years ago this month; in Northern Virginia)
    * Medtronic Freestyle Aortic Root Heart Valve (stentless, porcine)
    Medtronics Freestyle Aortic Root Heart Valve (Porcine)
    02/16/05 Inova Fairfax, Virginia (Dr. Speir)
    www.steadfastdawgwalker.com (senior fitness blog)

  4. #54
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    woodyz
    54
    mechanical

  5. #55
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    Southern California
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    Julian
    28
    On-X Mechanical W/Graft (7 months ago)
    Pacemaker for heart block complication of surgery
    Renaissance began on July 27th 2011 @ Hoag Dr. Aidan Raney On-X 23mm Valve with Valsava Graft
    Medtronic ADDR01 Pacemaker for heart block on August 3rd 2011 @ Hoag Dr. Michael Panutich
    Coaguchek Home Testing Since 2012

  6. #56
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    Johan
    66 at time of surgery now 68
    Tissue Bovine pericardial
    Johan
    Diagnosed with heart murmer at age of 6. AVR 1 July 2009 at age 66. Carpentier-Edwards Perimount Magna Thermafix Model 3000TFX/21mm plus 1 CABG. Christiaan Barnard Memorial Private Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Surgeon Dr Otto Thaning.

  7. #57
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    Hi Debby...if I ma ask...where in NOVA are you...I am in Reston/Herndon...have met 3 or 4 others close by...

  8. #58
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    1. Sensei Ade
    2. 43
    3. Tissue first time, Mechanical (On-X) second time

  9. #59
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    1. Dennis P
    2. 45
    3. Bovine tissue

    Great Thread!!

  10. #60
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    Quote Originally Posted by SB42 View Post
    Hi Debby...if I ma ask...where in NOVA are you...I am in Reston/Herndon...have met 3 or 4 others close by...
    We were in Reston (Lake Anne) until Aug 2011, when we moved to Tucson. It's great you're meeting others nearby.
    Re-do AVR 2/12/14. ATS 22mm. Dr Luis Rosado-Lopez, Tucson Medical Center.
    Pericardial window, 4/18/08, Inova Fairfax, Dr Niv Ad.
    Bicuspid Aortic Valve replaced at age 60 (Medtronic Mosaic) 1/30/08, Inova Fairfax, Dr Alan Speir.

  11. #61
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    Default Tissue vs Mechanical

    Phil
    25 Tissue (Pig)
    31 mechanical Bjork Shiley
    38 mechanical St Jude
    38 Tissue (Human)
    53 mechanical CarboMedic
    Currently 58

  12. #62
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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by SB42 View Post
    Just a curious question...

    I am 42 and chose a tissue valve. I researched the pros/cons of both tissue & mechanical...Understanding that age may be a major reason for type of valve chosen...I was wondering, if you are willing, if you could simply reply with the following information

    1) Username and/or name
    2) Age
    3) valve type selection

    I will start:

    1) SB42 / Scott
    2) 42
    3) Tissue (Bovine)
    1) JohnB
    2) Age 62
    3) C E Tissue Bovine
    4) Oxford England

  13. #63
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    1) FC in Texas
    2) 50
    3) bovine tissue valve (Carpentier-Edwards 3000TFX) - one week ago

  14. #64
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    Gil in Montreal
    56 male
    Tissue Porcine
    AVR/Mitral repair-May 17, 2010, Royal Vic Montreal, Surgeon K. Lachapelle
    Aortic VR - SJM - Epic 21 mm, Mitral repair - C-E - Physio Annuloplasty Ring 28 mm
    Kryptonite glue used for sternum closure - 1st test case at our hospital, wow it rocks !

  15. #65
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    Sasi (F)
    surgery date Nov 22 2010
    Age at the time of surgery 48
    mitral valve replaced with St. Jude mechanical by Dr.Cohn At Brigham and Young

  16. #66
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    Jim
    Had Surgery in June 2010
    37 at time of surgery....now 39
    Tissue Valve
    AVR, horse valve with Aorta Reinforcement with Dacron Strip on June 21st, 2010
    University of Chicago - Dr. Jai Raman

  17. #67
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    1) epstns/Steve
    2) 63 at time of implant
    3) CE bovine pericardial (tissue)
    Go Class of 2011!

    Steve Epstein
    9 Years in The Waiting Room, then on February 28, 2011,
    AVR with 23mm Edwards Bovine Pericardial Tissue Valve, Model 3300TFX, Pacemaker - Boston Scientific Altrua 60 DDDR IS-1 and CABG (LIMA-LAD) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago by Dr. Patrick McCarthy and the most wonderful team of professionals I could ask for.

  18. #68
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    LeakyUK
    Mech Aortic Valve May 2011 (Age 58)
    Warfarin 5.5 MG, INR VERY STEADY at 2.7 - 2.9 - Testing now every 8 weeks.
    AVR 27th May 2011. 27mm Sorin. Mr Enoch F. Akowuah at James Cook University Hospital Middlesbrough

  19. #69
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    TheGymGuy / Vadim
    33 at the time of surgery
    On-X aortic Valve 25mm
    My surgery was on 3/27/2012 at Suburban Hospital, MD by Dr. Michael Siegenthaler and his team from NIH Heart Center
    Ascending Aortic Aneurysm and Hemiarch repair with 24mm Vascutek gelweave graft and BAV replacement with On-X 25mm
    Buy this book before surgery and read it before and after - Coping with Heart Surgery
    My hospital stay post is here
    After surgery training to be strong and healthy

  20. #70
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    pem
    41 at time of surgery
    Medtronic ATS AP360 Open-Pivot Valve 22mm

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    Would you please compile these results into a table and post them?

    Thanks,
    pem
    Male, Age 41 at time of replacement
    Mixed disease (Severe AS/AI); AVR on July 15, 2011
    Medtronic Open-Pivot Valve; Dr. Speir at INOVA Fairfax

  21. #71
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    Tell-Tale Heart / Pat
    1st OHS age 37
    Tissue (Human)
    2nd OHS age 57 (date TBD within the next month)
    Mechanical (On-X)
    ***** Pat *****
    Congenital aortic stenosis. AVR with human tissue valve and stem in 1992 (age 37).
    Aortic regurgatation diagnosed Mar. 2012. AVR with On-X valve 5-25-2012.

  22. #72
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    Rachel
    45 at time of surgery, 9 months ago
    Tissue/bovine

  23. #73
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    coffeelover
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    mechanical valve

  24. #74
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    fgarran
    37
    Ross Procedure
    Felipe Garrán - Ross Procedure on March 28th, 2012 - @511 Paul Stelzer's

  25. #75
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    1. djteako / Trevor
    2. 1st surgery 1981 - age 9 , valve repair
    2nd surgery . May 14 1986 valve replacement with 21mm bjiork-shilley mechanical
    3rd surgery . August 17 , 2011 23mm ON-X mechanical and dacron asscending aorta graft , plus decending aorta anyrism repair
    current age . 40 , and hoping that that was my last surgery !!!

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