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    Medication after Aortic Valve Replacement are you taking?

    Bisoprolol definitely effects circulation in extremities - even on 1.25Mg. cold feet in bed, cold hands as soon as seasons change to autumn/winter - oh yes, don't forget that sniffy nose!....I imagine side effects vary according to dosage and ones size (I'm average build, average hieght, average...
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    Medication after Aortic Valve Replacement are you taking?

    I am 2 years post AVR and take 1.25mg Bisoprolol, low dose statin + aspirin. My surgeon said that although primary need for beta-blocker was to protect 'his embroidery' while healing he believed it be of long-term benefit.
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    Greetings ! Getting close to my SAVR.

    Hi - you sound to be pretty well prepared mentally and the fitter you are the better for recovery. Your description of explaining away symptoms as 'ageing' will resonate with many on here who, like myself, hadn't had any inkling of their need for valve surgery for most of their lives. Stay...
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    Howdy - AVR coming up!

    Recovery was pretty much what the surgeon predicted as 'the norm' : discharged on wednesday afternoon following a saturday morning operation. 6 weeks later "signed off" by surgeon back to local cardio/GP team by which time I was walking 3 mile plus per day. returned to full-time (desk bound)...
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    Howdy - AVR coming up!

    I have similar (2.75 cm of dacron) although 'commit' trigger was the aneurysm deciding to start steadily growing rather than valve performance. My surgeon said after operation that it helped him minimise length of incision having the sleeve attached to the valve beforehand and, given people's...
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    Mechanical vs Tissue - need help deciding

    Hi My choice of words may have been a little hurried - but your response is fine and the point regarding surgeons being specialists in the 'fixing' rather than management and medication well-made. My main point was that the web page you referenced is not Edwards authored. RBHH is a NHS trust...
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    Mechanical vs Tissue - need help deciding

    This is an observation - nothing more. I underwent AVR and aortic graft at Harefield 18 months ago, following 6 years of monitoring etc.. the link above caught my eye and I though some may find it interesting that when discussing valve type my surgeon (who operates private practice and NHS)...
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    Bentall’s pricedure

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    Bentall’s pricedure

    I've a Dacron graft sewn to an Inspiris Magnaease 29mm. OHS 25 July 2020.
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    12 year Bovine valve anniversary

    Well done and thank you for taking the time to post. I'd a Perimount installed just over 1 year ago, My surgeon simply stating he preferred the proven track record to the promised longevity of the Resilia. Would you say you've focused on any particular diet/exercise/lifestyle/meds to help the...
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    Tissue Valvers. How Old is Yours?

    My 21mm Edwards Perimount Magna 3000TFX is 15.3 years. I take vitamin D3 and K2 Mk7 and Mk4 from Inovixlabs which may slow down calicification of leaflets. No symptoms yet though cannot do windsurfing after 2005 AVR because valve was too small. That's encouraging for me - My surgeon had no...
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    Daily Aspirin Post Aortic Valve Replacement

    Hi Pleased to see you are doing OK - allbeit after some bumps in the recovery road. all the best to you too.
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    my time has come

    Hi, I feel for you (and anyone) who arrives here through the Emergency route - at least I had time to come to terms with my situation- and your decision scene does sound a little 'monty python'. On valves, it's clearly a very individual decision and every one is different. My understanding...
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    my time has come

    Hi You may find my operation experience encouraging. I had moderately stenosed BAV replaced along with root and ascending aorta graft at Harefield on 25 July. I was discharged on 29 July and am now walking 30 minutes at a time. I'm 56 so not pushing myself in any way. I chose tissue as valve...
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    Daily Aspirin Post Aortic Valve Replacement

    Hi I had Edwards valve 3 weeks ago and am now taking lansoprazole 30 mins before breakfast, aspirin + Bisoprolol with breakfast and Atorvarstatin before bed. I don't think I'm experiencing any particular side effects.
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    Symptoms of Need for Aortic Valve Surgery

    Hi Lex I have been through v similar. Pretty much asymptomatic BAV with aneurysm being monitored annually, then bi-annual until aneurysm reached 5.2 in December last year. Then referred to surgeon, then COVID!. My valve is actually not too bad (~65%) but aneurysm now reason for surgery - I'm...
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    Plain old AVR

    Hi PAN, from one lurker to another thank you for post -responses prompt me to ask if the 'virtual waiting room' content still exist on here - I do find the mind games take over whenever I let them and have found this (and other similar boards) extremely helpful. Like many I had my BAV revealed...
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    That Time Again

    very true - I was referred to surgeon 12 months ago (when I got the 5 measurement) at a time when I was out of work. I considered myself asymptomatic at that point and so that was very much a wake up call - I suspect my cardio's way of managing expectations. But I then worried about whether to...
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    That Time Again

    I'm BAV with moderate stenosis so I know operation is inevitable and have basically been waiting (over the last 2 yrs) for cardio/surgeon to say when. Over the last 18 months I've had 2 ECG and a CT. My aortic root was 4.8, then 5, then 4.8.again. Guess what - it's not a perfect circle! So...
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    So far, so good – Part Three

    Hi Bob Great that your journey seems to have got off to a good start! I found your detailed report unputdownable - thank for taking the time from all still waiting.
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