Bicuspid aortic valve. Increased murmur noticed during routine physical 12/04. Follow-up echo and catheterization showed severe stenosis. Had been completely asymptomatic, even when very active. Bovine pericardial valve replacement and graft of ascending aorta performed in May, 2005 (see "Surgery" above).
Reading. Playing squash. Running. Hanging out with family. Daily walks with incredible wife, Nancy.
Since retirement (March 1, 2018), increased my involvement with volunteer activities and writing.
Nov 8, 1944
New Haven, Connecticut
AVR (Carpentier-Edwards Magna) & graft of ascending aorta 5/2/05. Surgeon: Dr. John Elefteriades.
Since 5/06: 25 mg toprol (down from 100 mg post-surgery) & 81 mg aspirin daily.
12/31/15: No change i(81 mg aspirin & 25 mg Metoprolol Succinate daily)
9/30/18: Post-hospitalization for prostate & kidney infections, penicillin 2X daily.
UPDATE NOTE: Retired from long-time position on March 1, 2018.
Random (lucky) web research.
AVR & ascending aorta graft 5/2/05
Carpentier-Edwards Perimount Magna
Yale New Haven Hospital
Dr. John Elefteriades