I had AVR (mechanical valve with Dacron tube) last year as a result of an aneurysm. I struggle with the health history questions on various forms- particulately when forms ask about heart disease. I don't view this as heart disease - it was a thoracic aortic aneurysm - and I am now fixed (supposedly for life). I generally answer no and then hand write "valve replacement - aneurysm". I think of heart disease as those with calcification, etc. which I do not have (I am 43). What do others do?