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    What have you been doing lately?

    Downsized house, boating, racquetball, pickleball 4 days a week, 9 years post surgery, no medications, life is good
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    9 years

    9 years! 66 tomorrow, no issues, life is good!
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    8 Years

    Eight-year anniversary on April 2nd, 65th Birthday on April 3. Edwards Bovine, No Meds… Going Strong!
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    How Do You Stay Heart Healthy?

    AVR (Edwards 3300TFX Pericardial Tissue) replaced April 2, 2013, no blood pressure or cholesterol medication. One baby aspirin and one multivitamin a day. Walk the dogs a few miles a day, competitive racquetball 2-3 times a week, pickleball twice a week, throw in some kayaking and golf. Great...
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    Does anyone know a good surgeon for an aortic valve re-replacment in Venice Florida

    Dr. Kevin Accola at Florida Hospital in Orlando did my AVR. He is highly regarded, recommended and does 100’s a year. However I don’t know if he does reoperations, I would call, if he does I would highly recommend him.
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    New Valve AVA

    ElectLive Thanks for the info... I will check it out.
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    New Valve AVA

    I had my valve replaced on April 2nd with an Edwards 23MM Pericardial Magna Ease Aortic Valve. Surgery and recovery went extremely well.... follow up echo says everything is working fine and that my AVA is 1.5cm which is smaller than I would have thought. I knew it would not be the...
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    Baby Aspirin

    Heart of the Sunrise I hope all went well and recovery is going smoothly. Im in on Tuesday.... im ready for it to be over with... the years of this weighing on me has taken a toll. Best wishes for a speedy recovery
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    Baby Aspirin

    Bracken I was told to stop all herbal supplements including fish oil at least 7-10 days prior but nothing about aspirin. I will definetly be call in the morning.
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    Baby Aspirin

    Best wishes for you and a speedy recovery.
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    Baby Aspirin

    AVR in about two weeks. My surgeon didnt say that I should stop taking the aspirin... A freind in the medical business was surprised he didnt. I plan on calling the surgeon to see if maybe he forgot to say anything. Did any of your doctors tell you to stop few weeks prior to AVR?
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    Valve Question

    JeffM Do you know what kind of body chemestry produces calcium?
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    Valve Question

    Thanks for all the informative input. I met with the surgeon on monday and have decided to go with Carpentier-Edwards PERIMOUNT Aortic Heart Valve. I have to double check, Im not 100% its that model but it is a Carpentier-Edwards Bovine Valve. Surgeon is Kevin Accola at Florida Hospital in...
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    Valve Question

    Best wishes for a smooth procedure and speedy recovery
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    Valve Question

    tom makes a lot of sence. My head is spinning... I tend to second guess all my decisions so I may just drive myself crazy.
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    Valve Question

    Doc says it’s time to replace aortic valve, I’m 57 years young and know the book says I should get a mechanical valve. I’m very active, have no other medical issues and feel I’m in the prime of my life. If I go bio I could realistically need three operations. This may be common knowledge but...
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    Its Time for Surgery

    I was diagnosed with AS -BAV about 5 years ago and fortunate to be nosing around this site for the last two. Had a TEE last Friday, CATH yesterday and doc says its time. Now I need pick a surgeon and decide what type of valve. I’ll be 57 in April and very active so I prefer a bioprosthetic vs...