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  1. newarrior

    Doctor has given me a timeframe for the first time for surgery but it appears I have fallen into severe range..please see echos below and my post

    Thanks I live in Thailand--hospitals are cheap here JCI accredited and this is where I have support...
  2. newarrior

    Doctor has given me a timeframe for the first time for surgery but it appears I have fallen into severe range..please see echos below and my post

    thanks already checked it out--will ask my cardiologist on Monday..Thank you)
  3. newarrior

    Doctor has given me a timeframe for the first time for surgery but it appears I have fallen into severe range..please see echos below and my post

    1) I am 100% cash patient so searching for a place I can afford 2) Not doing it in the USA 3) Live overseas--insurance does NOT cover pre existing conditions 4) Trying to determine how bad my valve is, when they recommend replacing it, etc etc 5) Looking to do treadmill test as well 6) Trying to...
  4. newarrior

    Doctor has given me a timeframe for the first time for surgery but it appears I have fallen into severe range..please see echos below and my post

    Okay first off I'm totally paranoid about having heart damage as well or heart failure or a heart attack. However I live in a foreign country I have to pay cash and also trying to determine what my diagnosis is and how long I could wait I agree with you the sooner the better by the way I'm just...
  5. newarrior

    Doctor has given me a timeframe for the first time for surgery but it appears I have fallen into severe range..please see echos below and my post

    Hey just a quick reply cuz I'm with friends right now. So I've gotten three opinions I've gotten two echoes the first place I went which said I was severe told me not to come back for another 6 months for an Echo and didn't think that was going to need the surgery in 2 years but I'm going to go...
  6. newarrior

    PDF from STS What to expect after OHS

    Awesome !!))))))))))))))
  7. newarrior

    PDF from STS What to expect after OHS

    I want to go walking in the pool
  8. newarrior

    Causes of tricuspid aortic stenosis

    Any idea why somebody would get tricuspid aortic stenosis in their 40s or 50s? I'm 59 and I'm at the point where I need to get surgery it seems like I'm about 20 or 30 years of head of where most people get it. The only thing I can think of in my case is elevated levels of lipoprotein a or a...
  9. newarrior

    PDF from STS What to expect after OHS

    Hey thanks man--In 2011 it was stated that too much heat puts pressure on the heart...my doctors here in Thailand have said the same thing--they may be referring more to pre op patients like myself..I know that a lot of heat can also spike blood pressure
  10. newarrior

    Scar removal

    Anyone have any luck completely getting rid of their scars using plastic or laser surgery or other means ? Thank you
  11. newarrior

    PDF from STS What to expect after OHS

    Is this a permanent thing where we need to avoid that or only shortly after the surgery? I haven't been in a hot tub since I got diagnosed with moderate aortic valve stenosis 3 years ago
  12. newarrior

    Old topic new spin: Valve selection--I am getting close to my AVR date--thanks for the feedback)

    Thanks--taking notes from your valuable insights to my doctor--Expected lifespan of each type of valve--thank you never thought of this..I will dig into this more...I am leaning towards tissue - but my high Lpa will lower the life of this valve--maybe--and also depends on what tissue valve is...
  13. newarrior

    Old topic new spin: Valve selection--I am getting close to my AVR date--thanks for the feedback)

    My Pros Cons Short I know apologies Mechanical Pros Long life-not always Cons Warfarin and all related things Ticking Tissue Pros No ticking No warfarin Cons Shorter life lifespan Lifespan even shorter still if you have high lipoprotein
  14. newarrior

    What is the cause of calcified AS in tri cuspid patients?

    What is the cause of calcified AS in tri cuspid patients, especially younger ones ? For me I think genetics, high lipoprotein, genetically low levels of HDL, NOT following a low fat plant based diet sience childhood, heart disease which runs in my family, high blood pressure, a heart Un healthy...
  15. newarrior

    T minus 12 days

    thanks--I plan on a lot of reading etc.. When can you go grocery shopping again ?
  16. newarrior

    T minus 12 days

    thanks for the great post !
  17. newarrior

    T minus 12 days

    Thanks for sharing--and congrats--how are you now ?
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