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    Importance of "heart valve card"

    Thanks Paleo, I've now emailed Edwards to register my valve. Geoff
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    Importance of "heart valve card"

    Hi Paleo following your post I thought I'd better chase my card which has never arrived subsequent to my May 26 2018 AVR op at Harefield. I got through to my surgeon's office (Mr Bahrami who does 2 AVRs most days). She reported that in her time Edwards was the only manufacturer who sent out...
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    How long till your back to normal?

    Hi guest. Thanks for your questions. It would help if you were more precise about your area of interest. Whilst being a heart valve forum, forum members have had differing procedures, or more than one heart issue addressed at time of surgery. Do you have upcoming surgery ? If so. for what. Will...
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    Heart valves and inflammation

    I posted on this thread back in May. It seems I should have read all the previous posts rather than just the post I was replying to. My post was pre-surgery, when my gout was virtually non-existent. Since surgery I have had the occasional bout of gout, which has been puzzling as previously...
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    Aortic valve replacement in real time. Ch 5 in UK

    There's another program/operation tonight. Tonight it's knee surgery. I heard Nicky Campbell say we'd hear more about the heart patient's progress. Geoff
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    Aortic valve replacement in real time. Ch 5 in UK

    "You will not need a TV Licence to download or watch programmes on demand from other providers, such as YouTube, Netflix, ITV Hub, All 4 or Demand 5." https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/cs/media-centre/news/view.app?id=1369783012664 Geoff
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    Aortic valve replacement in real time. Ch 5 in UK

    Surely you can watch non-BBC online ? I found registering for My5 a breeze. Sizing is done at 36m 34s in. Geoff
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    Aortic valve replacement in real time. Ch 5 in UK

    It's available in the UK from Catch-Up. It's called Operation Live. Also available online on My5 : https://www.my5.tv/operation-live/season-1/episode-1-2-2-2-2-2 I don't know if Channel 5 is available from overseas. If not, using a VPN may help. Geoff
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    Aortic valve replacement in real time. Ch 5 in UK

    I haven't seen it all yet, but found what I saw fascinating. To see the hardened calcified valve leaflets, and the replacement valve (which they 'sized' in theatre) was educational. As well as aortas not be normally shaped, they also saw genetics playing a big part in stenosis. I'd better warn...
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    Aortic valve replacement in real time. Ch 5 in UK

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    Aortic valve replacement in real time. Ch 5 in UK

    A 69 yr old is having his aorta replaced. On Channel 5 right now. Recorded in real time. This is NOT my recent procedure, which was minimally invasive, but rather is a sternotomy. This may interest the medically curious. Those of a nervous disposition should look away now. Geoff
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    New and Need Advise - Aortic Stenosis

    If you do a search for CAC (Coronary artery calcium) you'll find plenty of info to digest. Seems about the best information to determine heart risk. I'm not sure what you mean by this, but increasingly cardiologists on both sides of the pond, researchers, engineers etc are debunking the...
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    3 Month Follow-Up / Pleural Effusion

    I was fairly fit before surgery (mini-thoracotomy), and still worked as a window cleaner. All i had to do was 'pace' myself, to avoid breathlessness, but tiredness became more of an issue, the closer the surgery got. On the 9th of July (once I was okay to drive again) I informed my customers...
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    3 Month Follow-Up / Pleural Effusion

    Surgery date : May 26th 2018 (AVR) Discharge : June 18th 2018 Follow-up appointment : August 20th 2018 Arrived at 10.30 (just before) for 11 am consultation , as asked for pre-consultation tests. Had x-ray, ECG, and Echo, which took me to 11.56. Then I was sat waiting in Outpatients. I saw my...
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    Surgery date!

    Did you have a sternotomy or a thoracotomy (as I did) ? I gather the former can be much more painful. How our experiences differ. My chest drains stayed in for at least a week. Also I never remember any real pain from the surgery. I hope they get your pain control right. Geoff
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    Surgery date!

    After spending two and a half weeks on Maple, I know and love them all. Who's the nurse ? You may end up back on another ward though ! Geoff
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    Surgery date!

    Are you on Maple Ward ? Are you first on the list or second ? All the best. You'll be fine ! Geoff
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    Surgery date!

    If Monday is your surgery date, you'll be ringing Admissions about 2 pm. Really hope you get the go-ahead ! Geoff
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    Surgery date!

    All the best mrfox. I hope you don't get delayed by post-op complications, and especially that you don't get bumped off the list. My fingers will be crossed for you ! Geoff
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    Bisoprolol. Any fellow takers/sufferers ?

    That's good to hear. I simply don't know whether my Bisoprolol was meant to be temporary or not. Perhaps my GP visit tomorrow will help. Geoff
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