Aortic Valve Stenosis diagnosed in early teens as the probable result of scarlet fever (or rheumatic fever?) in childhood although my mother said I was "born with heart murmur". Some physicians now feel I may have had both scarlet/rheumatic fever and a bicuspid valve.
Surgical intervention was not available until the 1960s and I had surgery with aortic valve replacement(1967).
family( wife, 2 sons, 3 grandkids,5 great grandkids), golf, gym, fishing, woodworking/model building.
louisville, KY USA
Aortic valve replacement at age 31(Starr-Edwards mechanical "caged ball" valve) Aug. 1967.
The original Starr-Edwards valve is still functioning normally.
warfarin , losartan ,atenolol, 81mg Asparin
Retired commercial health insurance broker/consultant
Starr-Edwards mechanical AVR 1967 at age 31.....University of Kentucky Med. Ctr., Drs. Richard Wood & Gordon Danielson surgeons. No surgery (heart or otherwise) since. On Warfarin ACT since surgery with no diet, lifestyle, or activity restrictions....and I live one day at a time.