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Aortic Valve Replacement--anyone had?


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Had the op at Papworth in the uk so not really helpful, but can put your mind at rest a little about the operation.

 

I feel better than I have done for years. You know nothing about the op out cold, discomfort for a few weeks after. I was back at work in 6 weeks

 

In the UK I think private it's a £25K operation, mine was done free on the National Health

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Thanks for responding barender100...Did you have the "Transcatheter aortic valve replacement", or did they cut your breast plate?

 

how old were you when you had the opp?

How long ago was it? 

If they cut through your breast plate, do you feel that it is weakened there at all?

 

sorry for the questions--just that your the first to reply I have had it

 

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15 hours ago, sanuk711 said:

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?

https://www.uhs.nhs.uk/OurServices/Bloodandcirculation/Transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation/Diagnosis-and-treatment-TAVI/Post-TAVI-care.aspx

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On 8/14/2020 at 8:18 AM, 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.

Hello Simon43 and sanuk711. Yes I am talking about cannabis oil. I am not here to convince anybody to do what I did. I also did not want to offer advice, that I have not tried myself.

I did not reply earlier as my health had some issues that I had to attend to.

Cannabis oil has been shown to work in some people, yet in others, it makes no difference.

Thai traditional herbs and remedies can work as well.

Cut right down on sugar, salt, spicy food, msg and most carbohydrates, basically Thai food was not a healthy option in my case.

The heart can repair itself, if its looked after. Loose weight and stop smoking if you smoke anything at all.

This strategy worked for me and I am not saying it will work for everybody at all.

Just my view and my experience.

Sanuk711, I pray that all goes well with your heart and your health

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On 8/14/2020 at 9:03 AM, stephenterry said:

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.

 

On 8/14/2020 at 9:03 AM, stephenterry said:

Steve I also do low fat planted based diet and am learning to accept my mortality...57 with heart disease and facing paying cash for aortic valve replacement here..I am single and alone which is scary

 

 

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21 hours ago, newarrior said:
  On 8/14/2020 at 9:03 AM, stephenterry said:

Steve I also do low fat planted based diet and am learning to accept my mortality...57 with heart disease and facing paying cash for aortic valve replacement here..I am single and alone which is scary

Hi, my thoughts are with you. Facing any serious health issues on your own is scary, mainly owing to the unknown outcome. I do suggest visiting a hospital of your choice to talk your condition through with a heart specialist. Some cardiac surgeons are moving away from surgery as an immediate solution, if lifestyle changes offer an alternative. 

 

i'm also of the opinion that the heart can heal itself given the correct dietary regime, but this would be dependent on how serious your condition is. 

 

In my case an ECG last December disclosed I had plaque deposits on my mitral valve which limited closure of the blood flow. It caused me occasional light-headiness and feeling dizzy. So, in order to 'heal', as well as sticking rigidly to my WFPB nutritional regime I take a daily combination dose of Vitamin K2 and D3 which has  - touch wood - proven to resolve my health issues.

 

Hey - you might even meet a compassionate nurse willing to talk with you...

 

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Diet is not going to correct a defective valve. 

 

OP you may live alone, but you are not alone going through this.  I am here for you and I'm sure so will be  some other TV members if you keep us informed of where and when the surgery is scheduled.

 

You will in fact be safer with a new valve in than you are right now. 

 

The doctors have recommended replacement because, even done by open surgery, it is the safer choice. You can make it both safer and easier still by travelling to Bangkok for the less invasive approach.

 

Don't leave it too long; it is better to do it before cardiac function is overly compromised. With a defective valve your heart is having to work harder and over time that takes a toll.

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