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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.
Birthday
Nov 8, 1944 (Age: 74)
Location
New Haven, Connecticut
Surgery
AVR (Carpentier-Edwards Magna) & graft of ascending aorta 5/2/05. Surgeon: Dr. John Elefteriades.
Medications
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.
Occupation
University administrator.

UPDATE NOTE: Retired from long-time position on March 1, 2018.
Referral
Random (lucky) web research.

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Richard
AVR & ascending aorta graft 5/2/05
Carpentier-Edwards Perimount Magna
Yale New Haven Hospital
Dr. John Elefteriades


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