View Full Version : My New Aortic Heart Valve

10-13-02, 05:14 AM
For those interested in this type of thing, I'm including the picture of the valve used and what it looks like installed. There's more interesting stuff at: http://www.sjm.com/4.0/4.2/4.2.shtm

http://home.neo.rr.com/blebs99/25CAVG404.gif http://home.neo.rr.com/blebs99/CAVG404%20Installed.jpg

10-13-02, 12:51 PM
I've known a couple of people here who had valve replacements years ago and were fully active into their ninties.

10-13-02, 02:12 PM
Hi poptom.

The whole reason behind this valve is so I don't have to have anymore surgeries of that nature. It was way too close to death for me and that's the second time around.

Reading through the other threads, I gathered that you knew something about AVR's. You even knew how risky it was. I appreciate the fact that you recognized that. Some people treat it as if it's like having their tonsils taken out or it's some sort of vacation. Let's just say that I hope they never have to experience it.

Thanks again,

10-13-02, 02:44 PM
I'm sure glad it worked for you, Ross, and I'm certainly pleased and relieved to see you back on the forums!

10-15-02, 02:48 AM
WoW blebs, just looking at that really scares the heck outta me! You are truly a miracle and i'm glad you're ok and here with us on the boards. It's really good to see you posting again! :D

10-16-02, 05:48 PM
The valve surgery went just fine. Things didn't go wrong until they started messing with my lung, then everything went wrong. I haven't seen a Doctor yet that can keep his hands off of something that he doesn't understand and just has to biopsy it!

Oh well, enough of my rant.