It would be interesting to see what the doctor says. Regarding osteoarthritis, I believe there was a paradigm change in the last decade or so. It was thought of as "wear and tear" decease previously. And a trauma can still lead you to it. But more recently a low-grade inflammation was found to be a very significant factor.I will ask my cardiologist about Warfsrins association with arthritis as I have mild arthritis in my hips. 50 years of weightlifting and intense athletic activity may have contributed to joint wear and tear.
But... it pleases me More seriously, I view the normal or near-normal longevity afforded by many types of heart surgeries, in combination with very low risk, as a true triumph of modern medicine. It's really, really impressive!I would advise everyone to avoid obsessing with research on longevity statistics as they can be concerning and unnecessarily stressful, particularly when you have a family who depend on you.
I think you are lucky to have such a wealth of in-family knowledge. Can relate to a huge increase in heart-related knowledge and awareness due to having to go through the surgery.After 4 months in the hospital in 2008 and research, I know more about the heart then I ever cared to know in the past. I have 4 nurses and a Director of Cardiology in my extended family, so besides this forum I have loved ones for guidance.
Thanks for your post.