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    Stress echo vs regular echo

    Hi VR crowd, My doc ordered an stress echo ( echo at rest, then getting heart rate up on treadmill, and another echo right after the treadmill) for me next month based on my concerns. I really want to improve my ability to exercise, but also have felt some discomfort around my heart, below it...
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    Tooth extraction and antibiotics

    Hope all is well on here, Hi I'm getting a tooth molding today and the front desk person suggested I don't need to take 2g of amoxicillin 1 hr prior to the appointment? Is that really ok? Secondly, Is there a different antibiotics regimen for a tooth extraction, since I was told jus tto take...
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    MV Re-repair and physical strength

    Hi all, hope everyone is staying healthy during these trying times. I had my mitral valve re-repair and a tricuspid valve repair (was decided at the OR) at the end of January 2020, a year after my first OHS. Full sternatomy, healed well, ribs hurt occasionally and it doesn't bother me much...
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    Mitral valve RE-repair questions

    Went in to see my cardiologist this week to discuss the echo results 8 months after surgery. The valve is leaking just as much as it was prior to surgery. The doc said that surgery failed somewhat completely. And here I am with a new round of TEE and surgery coming at the end of the year...
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    Re-repair or replacement

    Went in to see my cardiologist this week to discuss the echo results 8 months after surgery. The valve is leaking just as much as it was prior to surgery. The doc said that surgery failed somewhat completely. And here I am with a new round of TEE and surgery coming at the end of the year...
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    Murmur after surgery

    Hi there, It’s been 8 months after I had a mitral valve repair surgery and just had my first follow up with a cardiologist to see how I’m doing, where she could hear a new post-op mitral valve murmur, and said that the valve is leaking again and I might need another surgery in about 5 years from...
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