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    MItral Valve Repair

    They do alot more test then an MRI. Never had an MRI for repair or valve replacement.
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    MItral Valve Repair

    Not true! clips are available I'm having one done I a few days. Going up through the groin. I was told that the clips will last a long time they grow into the layer or skin. The rings don't last but they're not doing rings anymore. Please be investigating before you make no true comments. I...
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    Message from the other side!

    Congratulations! One day at a time. Each day gets better. ❤️
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    Second-guessing the timing of a second-surgery

    Agree with statements above. I have a severely leaking Tricuspid valve.. found in April if this year. Not any symptoms at the time. Surgeon is talking about repair because of putting stress on the heart and my other two valves that are mechanical. Had a TEE done and showed some enlargement of...
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    Your advice is sought!

    I had my surgery done at Stanford. Wonderful Surgeon, nurses, staff..love the way they treated me the patient but my family members also. Would recommend Stanford for heart surgery to anyone that needs it done.
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    Lumps and bruises

    I think things jump out at me when I'm not looking to give me bruises that unexplainable. Sometimes I get alot sometimes not. Sometimes big or small. Sometimes bruise is just a bruise other times it's got a hard bump in the middle. I've talked to my Cardiologist about it and he said there's not...
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    81 mg aspirin no longer recommended?

    My Cardiologist has never said for me to stop taking it. What can it hurt? So why the uproar about it. If your Cardiologist days you don't need it the don't take it. I've been taking it for 14years I don't have a problem with it. Guess it's your own performance.
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    St Jude Valves

    I have two mechanical valves since 2006. Have had no problems. Think St. Jude's is a great choice.
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    20 days postop still on 02

    I was on oxygen all the way up to surgery. Surgeon said it was too keep my lungs healthy and not put strain on heart. After surgery never had oxygen again. Never had a problem with my lungs since. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers Duffy.
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    New Coag-Sense meter

    Every Monday morning sorry.
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    New Coag-Sense meter

    I love my INR machine..I do the testing every morning and report it to the Doctor. As long as I'm in range there's no problem. Out of range might need adjusting. Better then going to the lab every week..Best machine invented. 😊
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    I will be 14 on Sunday!

    Happy 14th! May your have many more years of a healthy heart and life. ❤️🙏
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    Hi Duffy how are you doing? I remember you from years ago. Hope you are doing well. Nice to be...

    Hi Duffy how are you doing? I remember you from years ago. Hope you are doing well. Nice to be on the VR replacement again. Blessings to you.
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    Tricuspid valve repair

    Tomorrow I go see my Cardiologist. About the next step on getting my Tricuspid valve repaired..I have been looking into the Robotic procedure. I pray I don't have to have my sternum cracked open again. My Echo and TEE showed severely leaking and enlarge right side of my heart. If anyone has had...
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    13 years this month of June. Two mechanical valves St Jude's. Blessed to be Alive.

    Thank you Eva and Duffy. It has been a journey.
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    Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation

    My Tricuspid valve has been leaking right after OHS. From mild to 13years later severely leaking. Not sure what the next step is.. see my Cardiologist next week and will go from there. They do so many new procedures now. Don't even know if I'm a candidate for them. Right now I just pray alot...
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    Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation

    I'm looking at getting it repaired without OHS again. Has anyone experienced getting this done and what precudure was used.
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    Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation

    Yes me! Went from mild to severe in a matter of 5 years.
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    Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation

    After an Echo and a TEE they found that my tricuspid valve is severely leaking and needs repair. I lost weight to try to keep it mild but now it's worse. Checking into what kind of surgeries are offered. They will not OHS to repair thank God don't think I would want to go there again. Already...
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    Coaguchek xs test strips.recall

    Yes I went through the same thing had to throw away all my test strips and go to the lab every week. Was a pain in the but when use to the INR machine. Was almost two months before I got the new strips.
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