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    Palpitations Felt In Throat

    I have noticed ever since my surgery (bovine edwards valve and aneurysm repair) that when I am still and quiet I can feel my heart beat in my chest. Often wondered why. When I move around or I am doing anything, I do not notice it.
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    85 Silent Migraines Since Surgery 10/2018

    I read your post for first time today. I have posted regarding my "silent migraines" several times and have periodically followed the various migraine threads on this site. Very briefly there has been no one who has posted a good idea as to why this seems to occur after valve replacement and...
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    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    I have had same symptom since adolescence, only difference is the frequency. Most who have posted here relate same time frame. As with protime, I had auras long before heart trouble detected on echo. In my case over forty years. Why wouldn't calcium get better after valve replaced rather...
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    85 Silent Migraines Since Surgery 10/2018

    I have always termed them ocular migraines. Certainly the same thing. Have posted many times on this thread about my experience with these since surgery 5 years ago.
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    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    As someone else has said previously on this site. Something that happens to ones brain at surgery causes it to be more sensitive to triggers. Since we really don't know what causes migraines it is hard to say what happens. Seems there must be some spot or spots in the brain that cause the...
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    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    I have posted on this thread several times before and return here occasionally to see what others are saying. I was struck by the similarity of our stories. Migraines since puberty always with aura. In thirties changed to ocular migraines with only aura. Occurred only maybe every two months...
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    Tissue Valvers. How Old is Yours?

    My Edwards Bovine valve is 4 years old. It is good to hear that many are much over 10 years old. I have echo every 6 months. Not sure why so often since I am told everything is "perfect"
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    Ascending aortic aneurysm - questions and concerns

    I had Edwards bovine tissue valve. I have no idea what kind of implant. I have been having an echo every six months. I am told that everything is good with very good ejection fraction which has not decreased. Your cardiologist also did repeat ct at year 3. Hopefully this won't come up again...
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    Ascending aortic aneurysm - questions and concerns

    Had AVR for stenosis and bicuspid valve with ascending aorta aneurysm repair 4 years ago. I have been seeing cardiologist every six months and having an echo. Everything good. Two years ago I was asked to have a follow up CT scan for the aneurysm repair saying it was routine. I hesitated...
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    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    I have posted on this thread several times so this is follow up. As several others I started with severe migraines with aura at about age 14. Morphed in to ocular migraines at about age 25. Had them about every 3 to six months. Were not much more than a nuisance. Lasted every only 20...
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    Vision Disturbances and Migraines

    I am always interested in posts on this subject. Have posted on other threads related to this. AVR with bovine valve 4 years ago. Life long history of ocular migraines every two to four months. Post op almost every day. This has been the only problem related to my surgery and recovery...
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    Bisoprolol. Any fellow takers/sufferers ?

    I was on bisoprolol 10mg for several years before surgery for aortic aneurysm and AS. It decreases the rate of rise of blood pressure with each heart beat. Cardiologist picked this beta blocker because "it came in many strengths and was easier to adjust dosage". I never had any side effects...
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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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