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    Prosthetic Mitral Valves

    Hello fellow heart folks, I’m still doing very well with my aortic valve but have a question. I have a friend in his early sixties who has suddenly been told he has severe Mitral valve regurgitation, his other valves are fine. It’s still early in assessment, and he naturally hopes for a...
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    MRI on Shoulder - safety

    Hello, I am interested in hearing about the experiences of anyone who had a MRI and has a prosthetic heart valve. Especially those who had their temporary pacing wires left in. I may need to have a MRI to evaluate a shoulder sports injury (possible rotator cuff or labral tear) and want more...
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    Pacing wires, low aortic valve, things I didn’t learn about until after surgery…

    Here are a couple of interesting items I learned about after my surgery that I wasn’t aware of going into surgery. Just curious if anyone else had similar experiences: 1) My temporary pacing wires were permanently left in. These are usually taken out before you go home, but since my kidney...


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