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    statins and bioprosthetic valves

    I have an Edwards Bovine valve placed 4 years ago for bicuspid aortic valve with severe stenosis, and aneurysm of ascending aorta. About a year after surgery my cardiologist put me on statin, saying that there was evidence that statin would make valve last longer. Research on line did say...
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    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    follow up on my ocular migraines. 4 years post op. Initially averaged about one every day or two. Now down to one every eight or nine days. I do not feel well for a day afterwards. I guess the brain fog thing. I have tried many dietary manipulations (eliminating alcohol, wine, nuts, cheese...
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    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    The last episode I had, I was sitting in living room drinking large glass of water about 30 min after a five mile bike ride on the beach and it was very hot. I just closed my eyes and fell asleep. Slept short time and when I awoke aura was gone and I felt ok. Unfortunately most of the time I...
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    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    I have cut way back on exercise because of ocular migraines. I don't feel well after them. Others have mentioned brain fog which I had never heard of and I think that is what I get. I have not noticed any decrease in frequency since stopping all exercise. Still get them about once a week. I...
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    Vision Disturbances and Migraines

    have posted my experience with optical migraines previously. I was interested in post quoting neuro-ophthalmologist said about time on bypass. I asked my surgeon post op and he said it didn't make any difference and didn't tell me time on bypass. Two theories that I have heard are increased...
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    Tissue Valvers. How Old is Yours?

    each mile in 15 minutes, not total five miles in 15 minutes, sorry that as poor wording. I have no references for either the way tissue valves wear out or whether they last longer in less active patients. I will look. Probably you are right in that it was assumed that since valve lasts longer...
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    Tissue Valvers. How Old is Yours?

    I too was very active before my surgery. I had been walking 5 miles in less than 15 minutes or riding a bike 20 miles every day. Because of frequent migraines that occur during exercise I have cut way back on my exercise. I too have read that valves last longer in people who are less active...
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    Tissue Valvers. How Old is Yours?

    74 years old. Had Edwards Bovine tissue valve 4 years ago AVR with repair of ascending aortic aneurysm. No problems with surgery or post-op recovery. See cardiologist every 6 months and have echo every year. I am told that everything perfect and that I am "boring". I really don't have...
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    Vision Disturbances and Migraines

    As I posted before AVR with repair of aneurysm 4 years ago. Interestingly I had a migraine aura while lying on table for my cath about a week before my surgery. Never thought much about it. Post op every day. I had been on bisoprolol for years preop and continue to take it to this day. I...
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    Vision Disturbances and Migraines

    I have had almost same experience AVR, anulus enlargement and aortic aneurysm repair 4 years ago. Bovine tissue valve. No coumadin. Hx of migraines with aura since adolescence (now 74). Migraines morphed in to ocular migraines (aura but no severe headache or vomiting) at about age 30...
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    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    I was very interested to hear others talk about ocular migraines. Like previous posters, I had migraines since adolescence. In my thirties they morphed to ocular migraines with only lights and jagged lines. Rarely got a headache at all. This occurred maybe once every 3 months. Had open...
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    Migraine triggered by heart rate with exercise

    Was just reading posts about migraines after surgery. AVR and ascending aorta replaced ten months ago. Posted here once before. After surgery I was getting ocular migraines daily to every other day. After five or six months saw neurologist. She started me on asa and they actually got much...
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    ocular migraines increasing

    I have had ocular migraines since I was in my teens. I have never figured how often I had them but probably once every 2 or 3 months. I am now 71 years old. I had AVR and ascending aorta graft eight months ago. I did amazingly well. I however started having ocular migraines every day or...
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