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    Cleveland Clinic Questions

    I had my surgery for AVR, 2 CABG & a mitral valve repair at CC 4/20. I have no idea what went wrong but the intake Dr Collier was very arrogant & insulting when I tried to change surgeons (he recommended Dr Pettersson) Before they put me under I had an assistant reprimand me for my confusion...
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    Have you had MV & AV replaced at the same time?

    I'm 66 yrs old & actI chose the bioprosthetic inspiris resilia valve because it's supposed to be calcium repellent ( 2nd replacement due to buildup & stiffening of 1st) & will mate with a TAVR if necessary in the future. I don't want to be tied to a drug & have to be monitored. I also worked in...
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    4 weeks post AVR, aorta graft and CABG - my experience

    What type of sternal closure did they do? I had my 2nd replacement on 4/20/21 with a CABG & "bread ties" This was done at CC.
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    5 myths of heart valve surgery Dr Marc Gerdisch

    I watched a webinar by this Dr on you tube. Since I'm still having pain in my sternum a month & a half after surgery (also went to ER about 2weeks ago) this had some interesting sternal closure info. I asked my surgeon about doing something different besides "bread tie" type of closure & he...
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    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    I believe there has been a study (it's not just anecdotal) That people with aortic valve problems most of them have auras, & very rarely with headaches. I've had auras since high school & I still have them. I've been telling people that I meet that complain of auras & have murmurs to ask to have...
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    Ok what is this about?

    Well, I went to CC yesterday. Still don't like riding inna car for 2.5 hrs one way. But they put me me through some tests. They did not say my symptoms were normal, but that they would improve in 2-3 months. Like they say here I will have good days & bad days. Meanwhile I'm still having a little...
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    Ok what is this about?

    I have an appt this Friday back in Cleveland. Plural effusion was a concern. When I was admitted last week through the ER last week the CAT scan & the ultrasound showed there was none to speak of. As of today there is not much difference but I can get about as long as I take the the meds. . I'm...
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    Ok what is this about?

    No, I have to admit I stopped after 10 days post surgery because it was not helping. I saw my Dr yesterday ( he's a psych) & I once again renewed an RX that was prescribed for me before the surgery to relax me ( I am prone to anxiety attacks) at that time it helped me to recognize if I was...
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    Chest tightness/numbness/hypersensitivity

    YES YES YES! Last time I had none of this stuff in 2011. I'm going back to CC this friday with those complaints & about the gosh darn pain & breathlessness.
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    Ok what is this about?

    I have my 2nd AVR 4/20/21 at CC. My left 1/2 of my chest is numb, I can't take a deep breathe to the point I'm still short of breath & I have pain. I went to the ER last week here in AA MI in the middle of the night because of those things & I have an appt at CC this friday. I'm definitely in...
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    Tomorrow 's the day

    I'm trying to get looses ends together, Even had my toenails polished - can't miss them fusia orange. Still not sure if I can have at least one person during the surgery & afterwards in ICU. This covid has messed so many people lives. Having a last glass of wine. I'm happy the wait is over &...
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    Sternal closures??

    Wow, just wow after watching the video.
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    Sternal closures??

    As far as sternal closures, has anyone had the Sternal Talons or Kryptonite glue after having the "bread ties"?
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    Pls if anyone has their valve replaced with the inspiris resilia comment.

    Thank you for your responses!!! Is there anybody else out there with the Inspiris Resilia? Is that because it's only been out in the States for 2-3 yrs?