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    Swimming with aortic aneurysm / heart issues - Safe water temperature?

    Hi Gordo60, I live in the UK and swim regularly in lakes and the North Sea - with a 3-4 mm wetsuit normally. Water temperatures at the start of the triathlon season are normally around 10C. Anything above about 16/17C would be a treat and would normally mean no wetsuit. I typically swim 1-2...
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    Chest pain AFTER exercise?

    Thanks Paleowoman - I love the ‘klonking’ description! Useful info there thanks - I agree that a lot of unusual chest discomfort can be explained by the disruption during surgery - not necessarily directly cardiac related. Leadville - I only very rarely get pain on inhalation and bending...
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    Chest pain AFTER exercise?

    Hi All, Google (and the doctors!) have failed to help with this query and so I thought I'd put it to the wisdom of this forum. Since 2002 I've had 3 OH surgeries - Ross procedure in 2002, then an attempted valve repair and aortic root replacement 11 years after the Ross, then a straightforward...
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    For Those That Had a Ross...

    My RP lasted about 11 years. I've just (about 3 months ago) had my aortic root replaced with a dacron graft. The aortic and pulmonary valves that were "installed" during my RP are both doing okay and so were left in place. When my aortic valve needs replacing again (I don't think anyone could...
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    Life after AVR?

    I had a Ross Procedure 11 years ago when I was 26. Since then I've competed in triathlons, cycle races, a marathon, masters swim races and a parents egg and spoon race at my sons Sports Day (which was the most competitive of the lot!). AVR really didn't have much impact on my lifestyle. I...
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    1 week post op and doing well!

    Re: 1 week post op and doing well! Congratulations on the successful op! I'm just over 7 weeks out now and my resting heart rate is still a bit higher than it was pre surgery, but it's heading in the right direction. I think an elevated HR is pretty normal for a while after surgery
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    My Experience with the Ross Procedure

    Re: My Experience with the Ross Procedure Hi. I'm pretty inexperienced with posting on this forum also, so probably not the best person to be helping, but for what its worth.... I use an app called Tapatalk on an Android tablet. It makes viewing the posts a little easier but is sometimes...
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    Strugglng with my decision

    In the second op the surgeon only replaced the root - both valves were left in place. The most likely scenario is that my aortic valve will need replacing sometime in the future. Exactly how long seems to be impossible to predict - I'd be happy with 15 years but will aim for 50! I believe...
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    Strugglng with my decision

    I was 26 when I had my first surgery. As to why the Ross, I've tried to explain my reasons best I can in recent posts - see wwwphp?41998-My-Experience-with-the-Ross-Procedure.valvereplacement.org/forums/showthread. and...
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    Strugglng with my decision

    Re: Strugglng with my decision Hi Erik. I was pretty much in your position just over 11 years ago and opted for the Ross. Unfortunately, it only lasted until recently when I needed surgery to correct an enlarged aortic root. However, both my aortic and pulmonary valves are apparently still...
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    How long did you take off work (desk job) after OHS?

    Re: How long did you take off work (desk job) after OHS? Hi Chaidell, I'm at 5 weeks after after OHS and have been working part time for a week now (three days a week) and planning to start back full time in another week. I have a desk job too. I felt like I could have gone back earlier, but...
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    ROSS Procedure Talk

    I've not given too much thought to that part of my decision to have a Ross before, but thinking now, it was never a case of pretending I didn't have a heart condition, more a case of trying to put it as far down my list of concerns / thoughts as sensibly possible. My heart condition affected my...
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    ROSS Procedure Talk

    Re: ROSS Procedure Talk Hi Pete, You'll have seen my recent post on my thoughts on the Ross Procedure. Even though mine failed after 11 years, I still don't regret my decision. Also, the reason it failed is now better understood and so in theory the number of such failures should be reduced in...
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    Getting a little nervous. Any athletes out there after OHS????

    Re: Getting a little nervous. Any athletes out there after OHS???? Hope the op went well KNX-, just don't try running around the ward - I'm sure the nurses would love that! I had competed in rowing and cycling races up to my first surgery (Ross procedure) and went into it in good shape. My...
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    Air Hunger - 4 Months After Avr

    Re: Air Hunger - 4 Months After Avr Hi jag004, I had a similar experience after my first surgery, 11 years ago. I just couldn't seem to satisfy my need for a big, deep breath. This happened about 3 months after my surgery and lasted for about 1 to 2 weeks. It coincided with me increasing the...
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    My Experience with the Ross Procedure

    I’ve not posted on this forum for a very long time, but like many others I've gained so much knowledge and confidence from reading the various discussions on here. Thanks everyone for that support! I have seen various discussions relating to the Ross Procedure (RP) and know that people come to...


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