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    Aneurysm Repair, Joseph Coselli, Baylor, Houston??

    Has anyone had Aortic Aneurysm repair done in Houston with Dr. Coselli? He is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Heart Institute & Houston Methodist. My sister's cardiologist recommended him as a highly experienced aneurysm repair specialist for a second opinion re her graft...
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    Late Complications of Aortic Graft?

    TEVAR: When I referenced endovascular technique being used with Ascending Aortic Aneurysm, I did not include any citation. Evidently endovascular technique (leaving the aneurysm intact & inserting an artificial tube inside the native aorta via a groin incision) has been used for some while for...
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    Late Complications of Aortic Graft?

    Thank you ATHENS1964 for the info on this device, a print out copy will go to the next appointment.
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    Headed for Cleveland Clinic

    Wishing you resilience for the Journey!
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    Late Complications of Aortic Graft?

    At a routine one year post-OHS review {for ascending aortic graft repair + AVR with a tissue valve}, my sister just learned that the grafted area has problems. The graft itself seems fine, but the native aorta at each end of the graft has expanded, so there are now two new aneurysms. She has had...
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    Foldax Continues

    Re US Clinicals for Foldax: First implant patient 9/17/19 at Beaumont in Michigan. This link lists the participating hospitals. Early Feasibility Study for the Foldax Tria Aortic Heart Valve - Full Text View -
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    Good afternoon

    sorry to hear you're back in a situation that probably contributed to the damage. any consideration of moving to somewhere more civilized? (another USA citizen, but "retired")
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    7 year old bioprosthetic aortic valve - clot

    While I am pro-Science & not an anti-vaxxer, the vaccines are correlated with problems for some. This is a recent paper on very rare occular problems. Note that having Covid can also cause similar problems. The odds for a different etiology (such as many brought up by other replies) would be...
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    It makes a clicking sound

    Great Buddhist Joke (am sharing with my sangha). It actually has at least a second layer joke, which is the make me "One-with-Everything" level. Tends to take at least one lifetime for that to evolve, lol
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    Foldax Continues

    Thanks for this update & Link (with other great articles, as well). My sister had an opportunity to be in their KS trials earlier & declined. Hope things continue to go well for the clinical participants. We owe a lot to trial participants
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    Covid 19 vaccine recommendations

    No research specifically addressing vaccine concerns for post-cardiac surgery have come thru the C19 research page that I follow (yet). This may/not be relevant to consider, as part of Risks vs Benefit, although we are on an extended learning curve. Iceland suspends use of Moderna's Covid...
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    Covid 19 vaccine recommendations

    I am also on a private FB page where we Post/Discuss the ever-evolving Covid19 research (there is an amazing amount). There have been maybe 6 papers on the issue of sequentially mix/matched types of vaccines. In some countries, this was forced by circumstances of inadequate supply/options. Here...
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    Gag reflex warfarin

    sometimes taking a pill mixed into a spoonful of applesauce, pudding or similar helps
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    Covid Vaccines

    A business eZine recently promoted suing for damages, if an unvaxed person transmitted C19 your way. Probably tricky to prove in court, but maybe the potential of such litigation will encourage some to vax.