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Aortic Valve Replacement--anyone had?


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I have had this since I was a child----but managed to live a healthy life with Squash/football/ weights/lots of cardio.

The last year I have had two heart failures ---not heart attacks, one while running.

I have cut back on exercise a lot.

The General hospital in my City (Udon Thani) seems to think I should have this done ASAP. I was consulting them for a hip replacement, but they wanted to do (& did) a heart scan

 

The Queen Siriket Heart hospital Khon Kean -- which I have been going to for about 7 years (3 times a year to check) say you don't have to do it now--but put some consideration into the fact that your 73 now, do you want to wait until your 78--80 then have open heart operation.

 

I was just on just 6mg Dilatrend Twice a day.....& a Diuretic, The Local hospital added  2 mg Warfarin daily also.

 

Usually my outlook on most medical matters is --"Don''t cut unless you really have to" but I am little confused on this one.

 

So looking for advice--anyone had the opp or in the same position...etc ..etc

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Aortic valve disease is progressive over time.

 

Surgery is ususlly indicated if you are symptomatic (having to curtail exetcise suggests you are but not yet severely if having no symptoms during ordinary tasks of daily life)  or have a Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction less than 50%.

 

The point about operating now to avoid having to do it later when older and not as good a surgical risk is valid. The disease does progress.

 

It is now possible to do this through a minimally invasive approach (transcatheter) instead of open heart surgery. I don't jnow if Khon Ksen can do this, if not would be worth coming to Bangkok for it.

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Hi Sheryl

thanks--I have been looking at some of the latest innovations on YouTube---I have to see Khon K on the 19th will ask them how it stacks up against what they have. I know they do not have transcatheter.. One of the main things that does worry me is the cutting of the breast plate

What BKK Hospital do you think would have the latest or best equipment for this.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

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I was 28 % after my 13th heart attack. In feb this year I am now up to 59% output. What was so miraculous, well it begins with a C and the next word ends in an L.

Mention that to cardiac surgeons here and they die inside.

Its all about money, your health is not important.

Send me a private message, I will tell you all about it.

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10 hours ago, Sheryl said:

Among government hospitals

Thanks for all the jnfo Sheryl, I really appreciate it..  I didn't want to do BKK, but in reality I thought I probably would be.

 

Not so much the operation, but after care---when they say to you OK come back next week & next week & next week/or in 10 days...etc.... Its a bit of a struggle from Udon Thani in the good times, dreadful at the moment.

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On 8/12/2020 at 11:28 PM, Inepto Cracy said:

I was 28 % after my 13th heart attack. In feb this year I am now up to 59% output. What was so miraculous, well it begins with a C and the next word ends in an L.

Mention that to cardiac surgeons here and they die inside.

Its all about money, your health is not important.

Send me a private message, I will tell you all about it.

What a useless post!  Stop playing games and provide the 2 words in open forum so that we can judge whether this is a serious post, or a post from a nutter ........

 

Jeez, some adults are like babies!

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Wish I could help you Simon43---I did write to inepto Cracy that day.

 

Maybe he has a lot of commitments, but I am hoping he will find the time to answer.

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6 minutes ago, sanuk711 said:

Wish I could help you Simon43---I did write to inepto Cracy that day.

 

Maybe he has a lot of commitments, but I am hoping he will find the time to answer.

He doesn't have any miracle cure...he's probably touting Cannabis Oil...which will not fix your heart problems.....just make youy forget about them I guess

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8 minutes ago, tonray said:

He doesn't have any miracle cure...he's probably touting Cannabis Oil...which will not fix your heart problems.....just make youy forget about them I guess

OK tonray,  thanks for the input, I will try to give him the benefit of the doubt & hope he contacts me----to be honest this whole heart thing scares the life out of me -- I have just got to stop watching it all on YouTube..............:huh:

 

** C & L......you must be good at crosswords.

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Sanuk, I'm sorry to hear about your heart condition and your future concerns. I will add at this stage that once you are able to accept - even acknowledge - your mortality, stress and sleepless nights disappear. It's what will happen to all of us, and I'm older and wiser than you.

 

Preaching over, Sheryl's most helpful suggestions which involves non invasive medical techniques is the way to go. You're very fortunate living in an age where advanced medical treatment is first-class. 

 

I would also suggest following a Whole Food Plant Based nutrition regime for maximum heart benefits as I have done. It's the best lifestyle deal on the planet.  

 

Whatever you decide, my best wishes for a better future.

steve.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, stephenterry said:

Whatever you decide, my best wishes for a better future.

steve.

Thanks Steve I appreciate it.

Death at my age isn't as scary to me as a life with lots of limitations. (Strokes that can come with heart problems etc)

 

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TAVI   try India  medifee.com  well practised procedure a lot cheaper too  However not approachable yet (covid)  holding my own breath to re-opening,just want to get over there for host of medical reasons

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Thanks for the info izod10....... I don't know how much after care you need for this sort of opp

 

Sheryl--If its non invasive, do you just jump out of bed the next day start doing Yoga?

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