We believe my heart problems stem from rheumatic fever I had at age 5. My heart muscle is strong and I have no blockages--I am in good health other than the aorta problem.
I love to read.
Southeast Missouri, USA
Surgery on 5/3/10 to replace ascending aorta, aortic valve and aortic root with SJM valved graft.
Bystolic, Lisinipril, 81mg aspirin and Warfarin plus allergy meds
Retired twice and now substitute teach part time.
Modified Bentall aortic root replacement with a
number 23 St. Jude valve conduit
Replacement of ascending aorta with a
number 28 Hemashield graft using right axillary cannulation
Dr. Richard Mellitt, Boone Hospital Center, Columbia, MO, May 3, 2010