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Age of Mechanical Valves

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Jholt

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Jan 8, 2021
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Mine AV turned 6 in September 2020. Not too worried about the valve giving out. Much more so about the meds needed to keep it going. Will do whatever docs say and hope for the best.

Awesome to see you guys with valves 40+ years on them. When I got mine in I was going to be happy if I got 25 or 30 years out of it, now I'm aiming a bit higher. Thanks for posting!
 

dick0236

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............. When I got mine in I was going to be happy if I got 25 or 30 years out of it, now I'm aiming a bit higher. Thanks for posting!
LOL.......Welcome to the forum Jholt. When I got mine I was hoping for 20 years and wasn't aware that they could replace the valve they put in me if or when the first valve wore out.....that means I thought I had a future life expectancy of age 51. At 85 and in the twilite years something is gonna get me but neither my docs nor I think it will be the valve.
 

Soulfeelings

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Jan 12, 2021
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Hey everyone,

was just wondering if some of you mechanical valve patients wouldn’t mind posting the age you got your surgery and your age now! Just for some positive reinforcement for our younger folks!

:)
Happy Thanksgiving
 
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