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    Slightly off color topic but potential good news!

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=/amp/www.deccanchronicle.com/amp/lifestyle/sex-and-relationship/281216/staring-at-womens-breasts-can-add-years-to-a-mans-life-study.html&ved=0ahUKEwj3jY6uxYjTAhWC6YMKHfAEApoQFghRMAU&usg=AFQjCNGHC5HMOO1KFSY2i-NjKc7e30v2Mg ​​​​​​I had to share...
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    NIH we hardly new ye

    Apparently medical research isn't as high a priority as I had hoped. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/...s-first-budget
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    2 years on February 7th

    The 7th will be my 2 year anniversary for my aortic valve repair. Just wanted to say thanks to all those who helped me out here when I needed/need it.
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    one year follow up

    I had my one year follow up today and glad to report it was mostly a thumbs up . They confirmed my suspicion that a ct angio usually does show some calcification/ scar tissue one year post surgery due to endothelial damage and it's expected to stabilize now that everything is healed . My left...
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    ct angio and echo

    I picked up copies(discs) of my ct angio and my echo today and I took a few pictures of some readings on my echo and was wondering if any armchair cardiologists would give me their thoughts?
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    One year follow up

    I was supposed to have my one year follow-up with my surgeon, Dr Joseph Bavaria, but I just received a letter yesterday that he was elected President of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons so apparently I'll be meeting with two of his nurse practitioners instead. Bit of a bummer as I had a few...
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    One year follow up

    I was supposed to have my one year follow-up with my surgeon, Dr Joseph Bavaria, but I just received a letter yesterday that he was elected President of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons so apparently I'll be meeting with two of his nurse practitioners instead. Bit of a bummer as I had a few...
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    follow up with surgeon

    Just got home from my follow up with my surgeon and fortunately all went well ( except for the wait time,tic,toc,tic,toc ). Turns out I have what is called a "true bav" -sievers 0-which from what little I've gathered so far means I have 2 leaflets that are basically equal in size rather than 2...
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    One week out and getting therea

    Well it's been a week and it's definitely on the upside, thanks to all out here for the great combo of knowledge and support. I The way my wife describes it when I awoke from the operation I was similar to King Kong when he came to and realized he was chained to a stage in Manhattan and no...
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    surgery on friday

    Well my surgery is all set for this Friday February 6th so any last minute advice ( I'm sure it's all been said out here a 100 times) or good wishes will be duly noted and definitely appreciated. Thanks
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    cardiac cath

    Just figured I'd share a little good news I got yesterday for anyone who cares to hear it . Went down to the University of Penn Hospital yesterday to have a cardiac cath performed and it went better than expected. I was told based on other tests that they thought I had some plaque in one of my...
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    Aortic valve repair vs mech valve replacement

    First I want to say this site has been very helpful and so have a few members I've contacted so thanks to all. I was diagnosed with BAV with some leakage and no stenosis or calcification visible just before my 45th birthday. I also have a dilated root and an ascending aneurysm ( 4.8 cm ). The...
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