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  1. JAMES W

    Post op complications

    I too experienced a plural effusion post AVR. Was discharged feeling worse than ever. It went downhill from there. Returned to my surgeon for followup. He admitted me to ER immediately, where an echo showed near tamponade. They drained 1800 ml of bloody fluid from around my heart. Here I was at...
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    Staying the Course -- 04/24/2019

    Hello Bob...Sorry to hear of your impending “redo”. I’ve been away for awhile, good to see the new site and it’s interesting options. Prayers to you and DW. Keep us informed. Jim
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    17 years with my SynerGraft!

    Congrats on your 17 years Jennie. My old Medtronic Porcine was 16 this past January. I have added a pacemaker and two ablation procedures as well as a diabetes diagnosis to the fray. Have retired from law enforcement December 2017. Gardening and cooking fill my days with an occasional trip with...
  4. JAMES W

    My Mom Is Dead.

    My condolences Becky...A Good Daughter you are...Peace Be with Her 🙏
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    Ep study and ablation

    Paul, I had an ablation procedure in March 2018. The pesky A-Fib/Flutter came back and had to repeat the ablation in June. This time most "focal sites" were eliminated and with my MRI Medtronic pacemaker am ticking along fine. Good luck and I hope this helps. James
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    The Future of ValveReplacement.org

    Welcome Angie... Everything changes over time, even our Heart Health. Thanks for Admin this site... James
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    The End of an Era and a New Beginning

    Thanks Hank & Michelle, I have been on the site since my AVR in Jan 2003.... Good luck with future endeavors...All things change over time Love to you both... James
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    The old members

    I too am guilty of "lurking" on and off....Still on original porker valve since Jan 2003..had two ablation repairs for A-Fib in December and May...am looking forward to my retirement from law enforcement in November...Hopefully will be on more...Thanks for all you do...!
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    HELLO, SORRY I'VE BEEN AWAY FOR AWHILE.....JUST GETTING BACK ONTO THE SITE...HOW ARE YOU..?

    HELLO, SORRY I'VE BEEN AWAY FOR AWHILE.....JUST GETTING BACK ONTO THE SITE...HOW ARE YOU..?
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    AVR Candidate Getting Dizzy

    Mine included tiredness and shortness of breath upon exercise...Just didn't "feel right" ...I knew for 40 years that someday would come....was expecting it.....!
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    23 years and going strong

    WTG Jack.....Happy 23rd Re-Birthday...Many, many, more ...!
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    May Be Sporting A New Gadget

    N Jean....My annual cardio visit last March gave the same results....LBB had shifted to a RBB.....eek....:eek2:...Easy fix, a pacemaker. Had it implanted and overnight stay....Has never given me any idea that it was doing anything, abeit a causing a lump in my right collar bone area. I even have...
  13. JAMES W

    Home after AVR redo!

    Debby, Glad you-re finally home and can rest, recoup and heal...There is "No Place like you're own bed"...Continued success and healing.... :)
  14. JAMES W

    11 years!

    Congrats on your 11th...Had my 11th in January as well....Many, many more....! :)
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    8 Years Ticking

    Happy 8th Valvesary...I just went past my 11th in January.....Old hat now, forgot to mention it....Many,many more...! :)
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