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    Anyone had 3 valve replacement surgeries?

    You're right, because it was not a failure of the value but the procedure itself on installing it which was botched.
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    Anyone had 3 valve replacement surgeries?

    From the report... On average, the patients were 60 years old and 76% men. Nearly a fourth reported the valve sound being disruptive during sleep, and 9% reported daytime disruptions. Over half of the patients reported the sound being too often and could be heard by others, but only 16% said it...
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    Anyone had 3 valve replacement surgeries?

    'Misunderstanding as there are no restrictions except' ... this and that... ok Mayo Clinc: Warfarin diet: What foods should I avoid? https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thrombophlebitis/expert-answers/warfarin/faq-20058443
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    Anyone had 3 valve replacement surgeries?

    Actually, that was my point to begin with! Just like maybe things have changed with better medicines for taking blood-thinners, noise etc for mechanical valves... but the technology and development of tissue valves have also greatly improved as well in the last couple of years. It cut both...
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    Anyone had 3 valve replacement surgeries?

    I was 53 (55 today) when I had my aortic value replaced with an Edward's tissue KONECT RESILIA aortic valve and I have no regrets. As I understand that if I take care of myself this valve should last at least 20 years and it was designed to simplify the TAVR process including the TAVR to TAVR...
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    Medication after Aortic Valve Replacement are you taking?

    Yes, and not just salt but also Magnesium and Potassium... I learned that the hard way when I started the Keto diet and felt the effects of the dreaded "keto flu"... which actually was a good thing for me because at the time I didn't know what the keto flu was, and I told my primary doctor...
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    Medication after Aortic Valve Replacement are you taking?

    That's an interesting article and certainly gives food for thought with regards to the statins I'm taking. Thank you for sharing it.
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    Medication after Aortic Valve Replacement are you taking?

    Thank you ALL!!! Each of you have been very helpful to my questions. I'm certainly going to have a good talk with my cardiologist about the meds I'm taking. The first being the Aspirin. What I didn't mention was that my father (86 years old) not long ago had to be rushed to the hospital for...
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    Medication after Aortic Valve Replacement are you taking?

    A couple of years ago I was diagnosed with BAV disease with an ascending aortic aneurism. After 6 months my aneurism grew from 5.0CM to 5.3CM and I was told by my surgeon that the time has come, and I would need the replacement. I had the surgery, and I went with a tissue valve... I was 53...
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