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    Having Ozaki Procedure July 10th

    Hey everyone, some bad news, it is now my 2nd post-surgery post as the initial valve repair failed and I had to go back in for surgery july 13th. Apparently one of the sutures used to correct my valve in the repair broke free and my regurg went back up to mild/severe. I was a HUGE bummer, but...
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    Having Ozaki Procedure July 10th

    Hey all, I made it! The surgeon was actually able to repair the valve so I did not end doing the Ozaki procedure! Now I'm just chillin in my room and recovering. Thanks again for all the support and prayers!
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    Having Ozaki Procedure July 10th

    Its major, has to be open heart and generally x-clamp time from what I've read is about 85-100min. Section is replaced with a Goretex liner.
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    Having Ozaki Procedure July 10th

    I haven't heard them discuss any aorta reinforcement, it's only been talk about the replacement. Thanks for the info on the recovery, def good to keep in mind so I dont push myself into a bad stretch! Thanks pellicle, the tissue for the Ozaki procedure comes from my pericardium. They take a...
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    Having Ozaki Procedure July 10th

    Hey everyone, first off, thanks for this forum as its been a great resource. My history has been tracking my aortic valve (bicuspid) since I was about 16, with my cardiologist predicting about age 35 for replacement. Well I made it to age 37 so he wasn't too far off! I decided I would go to the...
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