Professional Dingbat, Guru and Merkintologist
- Nov 4, 2012
- Queensland, OzTrayLeeYa
dunno ... but its been observed (more than once) that mech valvers often stick around to discuss and learn how to manage ACT while tissue valvers usually only return to celebrate their valve anniversary for a while and then to return when the valve has gone into SVD and then discuss options.Funny how the OP hasn't been on here since June 2019... I wonder what they chose....
Sadly all the options with issues relating to failed tissue valves are surgical replacement
I was pretty active on this site about 5-6 years ago. Everyone provided a lot of insight, advice and hand holding as I prepared for my aortic valve replacement. Surgery was easy-peasy and I was the proud owner of a pig valve. Well...the latest echo shows the pig is dying. The heart cath is...
while its true that a mechanical valve can fail its a LOT rarer.