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newarrior

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Jason you want to stay out of Hot Tubs and any steam baths etc as that puts added strain on the heart ......you will find you get tired in any EXTREME situation either hot or cold
Is this a permanent thing where we need to avoid that or only shortly after the surgery? I haven't been in a hot tub since I got diagnosed with moderate aortic valve stenosis 3 years ago
 

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Is this a permanent thing where we need to avoid that or only shortly after the surgery? I haven't been in a hot tub since I got diagnosed with moderate aortic valve stenosis 3 years ago

Hey Newarrior.

Greg made that post over 11 years ago, so I'm not so sure that you will get a reply. But, personally, I was given no instruction to avoid hot tubs or saunas and I do both. I can think of no reason why someone who has a prosthetic valve needs to avoid hot tubs. In fact, I enjoyed a hot tub twice this past week and I'm still here to talk about it.
 

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Hey Newarrior.

Greg made that post over 11 years ago, so I'm not so sure that you will get a reply. But, personally, I was given no instruction to avoid hot tubs or saunas and I do both. I can think of no reason why someone who has a prosthetic valve needs to avoid hot tubs. In fact, I enjoyed a hot tub twice this past week and I'm still here to talk about it.
I've been to sauna more than a few times too
 

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Hey, just to be avoided while healing up so the wound is kept clean.. Take advice from the hospital about getting back into a tub/pool...

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newarrior

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Hey Newarrior.

Greg made that post over 11 years ago, so I'm not so sure that you will get a reply. But, personally, I was given no instruction to avoid hot tubs or saunas and I do both. I can think of no reason why someone who has a prosthetic valve needs to avoid hot tubs. In fact, I enjoyed a hot tub twice this past week and I'm still here to talk about it.
Hey thanks man--In 2011 it was stated that too much heat puts pressure on the heart...my doctors here in Thailand have said the same thing--they may be referring more to pre op patients like myself..I know that a lot of heat can also spike blood pressure
 

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Hey, just to be avoided while healing up so the wound is kept clean.. Take advice from the hospital about getting back into a tub/pool...

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Doctors and surgeons have always advised us of that. Due to the chlorine and germs in the tub/hot tub/pool.
 

Chuck C

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Is this a permanent thing where we need to avoid that or only shortly after the surgery? I haven't been in a hot tub since I got diagnosed with moderate aortic valve stenosis 3 years ago

To be clear, I did not do hot tub or sauna for at least 3 months after surgery. Make sure to ask your surgeon and/or cardiologist when you can start resuming activites such as hot tubs and follow their guidance to the T.
 

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I want to go walking in the pool
well I'm pretty sure you'll need to NOT do any swimming at all for at least 8 weeks, too much strain on the sternum.

After that the skin will be healed and the skin is the primary barrier to infection. So you should be fine.

I'm going to say you should be doing walks every day, a few times a day from the first day out of hospital.

I don't know what your valve choice is, but I'm going to say (having known you here for some years now) that you should pick a tissue valve, I'll venture that the Edwards Resilia is probably the best bet. At your age it should see you out. Especially given your anxiety levels you are psychologically not a good candidate for a mechanical NOR managing your INR properly.

Best Wishes
 
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