Recent content by Squashplayer

Help Support ValveReplacement.org:

  1. Squashplayer

    Tissue Valvers. How Old is Yours?

    Many thanks for your happy message! Best wishes to your mom and to you as well!
  2. Squashplayer

    Tissue Valvers. How Old is Yours?

    Hello Patrick. I am very glad (but not surprised) that you are happy with your Edwards Bovine. Great to read about your "12 fantastic normal years."
  3. Squashplayer

    Tissue Valvers. How Old is Yours?

    My squash game is on hold for a time, not related to my 2002 heart surgery, but because of a recent hip replacement. I am now taking serious walks to help bring my hip back into shape and looking forward to getting back to the squash courts. As for what I can point to as contributing to the...
  4. Squashplayer

    Tissue Valvers. How Old is Yours?

    On May 2, 2005, my bicuspid aortic valve was replaced by a wonderful, brilliant surgeon with an Edwards Perimount Magna (bovine pericardial), along with a graft of my ascending aorta. If you do the math, I've had the valve for (almost) 16 years. It has served me well through multiple (non...
  5. Squashplayer

    How has it been since your Valve replacement?

    15 years & 5+ months (5/2/05). Edwards Lifesciences Perimount Magna (bovine pericardial). Also graft of ascending aorta (Boston Scientific). I was age 60 at the time, so I am 75 (almost 76) now. As for Benjamin Franklin, his brilliance also applies to playing squash!
  6. Squashplayer

    Tissue Valvers. How Old is Yours?

    I got my Edwards bovine pericardial valve in May, 2005, so it is 15+ years old. At the same time, I also got a graft of the ascending aorta (Boston Scientific). Both procedures went well. I was 60 years old at the time, so I am now 75. I am quite active, and the valve is still going strong.
  7. Squashplayer

    Αortic valve replacement

    Bravo!!
  8. Squashplayer

    Αortic valve replacement

    Best wishes across the ocean from New Haven to Athens! Look forward to hearing from you soon.
  9. Squashplayer

    Do you take amoxicillin @ dental visit?

    Yes, 2000 mg of amoxicillin should absolutely be taken one hour before a dental visit. Indeed, the dentist should not see you unless you confirm that you have done this. Also, it happens that I had a much-postponed dentist visit this past week after a recommendation from my cardiologist, who...
  10. Squashplayer

    Tissue Valvers. How Old is Yours?

    May 2, 2005 (15+ years) with bovine pericardial aortic valve (Edwards Scientific) plus graft of ascending aorta (Boston Scientific). Now 75 years old, and regular checkups are excellent. Happy to respond if anyone has questions.
  11. Squashplayer

    Tissue Valvers. How Old is Yours?

    My Edwards bovine pericardial aortic valve (Magna Perimount) is now 14+ years old (since May 2, 2005). It is still going strong, and I could not be more pleased. FYI, I was 60 years old at the time of the operation, now going on 75.
  12. Squashplayer

    Love the new look

    Good to be back in touch after a few years away. Great respect for Hank & Michelle, but impressed with the new look and updated functionality.
  13. Squashplayer

    The End of an Era and a New Beginning

    Dear Hank, As my 14th AVR anniversary approaches (May 2), I am reminded of how much this site and you personally and Michelle and many fellow members of the site have meant to me and my wife, Nancy. You and our ValveReplacement colleagues have provided guidance and reassurance during times of...
  14. Squashplayer

    Considering the end of VR.org - Looking for your thoughts

    My aortic valve replacement happened in March, 2005, after my asymptomatic bicuspid aortic valve was discovered by a very smart doctor, I went into planning mode, consulting with cardiologist and CT surgeons, and (by pure luck) ran into VR.org. This wonderful site has brought me into contact...
  15. Squashplayer

    Tried to send you a private message, but VR.org let me know that you have exceeded your quota...

    Tried to send you a private message, but VR.org let me know that you have exceeded your quota, so I sent it as a visitor message.
Top