17 years with my Edwards bovine

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BAVD John

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Congrats Duffey, on your 17th valve anniversary. I have the same valve and it will be 13 years for me on July 28th of this year. My last echo earlier this year looked good but my cardio did say it is leaking just a bit. Best of luck to you and I hope you get many more years from your valve.
 

Rosel

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Hi Duffey. I am about to have my 18th anniversary with my Edwards Carpentier bovine valve!!!! I am actually in the process of havping it replaced, have been having shortness of breath and terrible fatigue. I am meeting next week with the cardiac surgeon for the second time. Not looking forward to surgery, but very thankful that the valve has lasted so long. All the best.
 

AZATADINE

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Hi Duffey. I am about to have my 18th anniversary with my Edwards Carpentier bovine valve!!!! I am actually in the process of havping it replaced, have been having shortness of breath and terrible fatigue. I am meeting next week with the cardiac surgeon for the second time. Not looking forward to surgery, but very thankful that the valve has lasted so long. All the best.

What are you going to get this time, if you don't mind me asking?
 

pellicle

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Hi Duffey. I am about to have my 18th anniversary with my Edwards Carpentier bovine valve!!!!
If you don't mind me asking, how old were you at implant and how active (sports, hiking, cycling) we're you after you got it.
18 years is an excellent run.
 

pellicle

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They’ve come a long way. No way I could have posted during my last heart surgery! 😉

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pellicle

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Great news, fellow tissue-valver. Here's to reaching 20 and beyond.
IIRC Duffey was 52 when she had her valve put in, so I hope that we get to see 20years (probably not as much as she does) from this valve as I believe it will set a bar on the expectation for maximum duration for a tissue a Magna in a patient.

Personally I'd love to see some additional data from Duffey on her activity levels from when she had it done as this will couch expectations in "a younger patient" (because in valve terms 52 is younger) for those getting valves now.

I hope to still be around to track her progress. Its very interesting.
 
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