I’m curious what others have been told by their doctors about snow shoveling after AVR. I was told it’s fine. However, it definitely affects me. Luckily, my husband was here and can help with most of it but that’s not always the case. I’m okay while I am shoveling (most of the time) but feel off for hours after. Kind of a gagging pain and really tired. I am 3 years post AVR and 45 years old. Thanks.