Stroke after aortic valve replacement

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Avatar m tn I HAD AORTIC STENOSIS AND HAD A COW VALVE REPLACEMENT 2 YEARS AGO. AM NOT ON ANY MEDS AND AM DOING FINE. SOMEONE MENTIONED TO ME THAT I SHOULD NOT EAT GRAPEFRUIT OR DRINK POMEGRANATE OR OTHER BERRY JUICES. IS THIS SO? I ALSO HAD STENOSIS IN THE NECK AREA AND LUMBAR REGION AND HAD THEM BOTH CORRECTED AFTER THE AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT. WOULD APPRECIATE ANY COMMENTS AND OR SUGGESTIONS.
Avatar n tn Joe, I am a 44 year old who had my aortic valve replaced with a St. Judes Mechanical Valve in Aug. 97. In my situation I had a small stroke in Jan. 97, so I will be on blood thinner all my life anyway and was told the mechanical valves last a lifetime. I was off work for 9 weeks and feel so much better than I did before the surgery. I also had aortic stenosis and aortic insuffiency before the surgery. Good luck with your surgery.
Avatar n tn The perioperative mortality rate is higher for patients undergoing aortic valve replacement combined with CABG than for those undergoing aortic valve replacement alone (4 to 6% for patients in their mid-70s, 10% for patients in their 80s). The mortality rate for patients undergoing multiple valve replacements is also considerably higher than that for patients undergoing one valve replacement. The postoperative morbidity rate is higher for elderly patients than for younger patients.
Avatar n tn m 33 and had open heart surgery 9-9-98 aortic aneurysm and aortic valve repair. I started light weights and upper body exercises after 8 weeks. After about 12 weeks any residual soreness of my sternum was gone and I resumed playing hockey. If your husband has regular open heart, I think it is wise to not do any lifting until atleast 8 weeks - let the bone heal properly. Good Luck.
Avatar n tn s age category, the most common valve replacement surgery involves replacing the aortic valve which can calcify and become stenotic with age. So, I'll assume that your grandfather has aortic stenosis and that his cardiologist has determined that he needs valve replacement surgery. Traditional aortic valve replacement (AVR) involved opening the entire sternum to expose the heart, but newer minimally invasive techniques have been developed to perform the surgery through a 4-5 inch incision.
Avatar m tn He is 38 and has history of reumatic disease. His aortic valve is already replaced 9 years back and mitral valve repaired. And now he is scheduled for Mitral Valve Replacement (mechanical). I want to know how complicated is this surgery which involves rework of Mitral Valve and how much complicated is when you already have mechanical Aortic Valve. His surgeon provided list of risks including bleeding, stroke, infection, oozing, internal bleeding etcc.
Avatar m tn He then had a stroke in Dec. he just got out of the hospital after a week of tests. The valve is not working properly. It has to be replaced. It will be done Nov. 2 . We are not happy this has to be done , but have gone to a different hospital and feel confidant in there team of doctors.Is this normal? Or should I ask does this happen very often. I feel that his suffering over the past year and the replacement .is horrible.Could this have been avoided?
Avatar m tn I had an aortic valve replacement in June of 2010. By the end of July, my heart rate, after being in the 60's-70's all my life, jumped up to 109 and has stayed high ever since. It is always higher in the morning. My cardiologist dismisses my concerns...what should I do? See another cardiologist? I am currently on Metaprolol. I thought the HR would go DOWN after the surgery, but it seems to be getting worse. Thank you for answering my question!!
Avatar f tn I'm 55 and recently went through Open Heart Surgery for Aortic Valve Replacement on Jan. 7th. On the 5th of Feb. I was admitted in the hospital with heart complications only to find my new valve needed to be replaced. My surgery was difficult because the valve was under developed (it was the size for a 9 year old girls) which made it difficult to remove and to replace. During my surgery my surgeon found that my Aorta also was fragile where the walls were crumbling.
Avatar n tn Mostly, the Ross Procedure is used for children who need an aortic valve replacement since the pulmonic graft is thought to be able to grow larger as the child develops which may prevent a redo aortic valve replacement when the child is an adult. Other options for aortic valve replacement include an autograft in the aortic position, a mechanical valve, or a bioprosthetic porcine valve.
Avatar n tn I have been told I have a very calcified mitral valve that needs replacement. I had an aortic valve replacement 8 years ago for a bicuspid valve. One of the risks of the MVR is stroke secondary to calcium escaping and traveling to the vein and causing a stroke. Is there anything that can be done to prevent this during surgery? What are the concerns for possible restrictive pericardium and pulmonary hypertension? Is this surgery risky?
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Avatar n tn Posted By Janelle on November 21, 1998 at 12:40:07: In Reply to: confused after second opinion posted by Janelle on November 21, 1998 at 12:27:27: : I am a thirty year old female with a congenital bicuspid aortic valve. I have aortic insufficiency, no stenosis. I have been followed annually since I was 14 years old. Last April my echo showed that my left ventricle had begun to dilate (6.6 from 5.
Avatar m tn His opinion plus a second opinion from another cordiologist concludes, Aortic Valve Replacement. I have been left with deciding what type of valve. If you can contribute experiences or expertise on valve types and experiences as well as normality of life, or medication(s)complications, please feel free to share. Signed, Faith in God to Guide me Through.
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Avatar n tn My grandfather is a 68 year-old male who underwent a pig valve replacement about 20 years ago. His valve has now deteriorated and he is suffering from stenosis. I was informed that his aorta is about 4-5 times normal size and there appears to be significant calcification. Upon first assessment, he was given a very poor prognosis and the surgeons said they could not operate at that facility. What are his options and what are the risks associated with the options?
Avatar n tn We just learned that my 82y/o father is going to need an aortic valve replacement. He has hypertension (under control with meds) and suffered 2 hemoragic aneryurisms (at approx 55 and again at 65). With the first incident his body developed an entire 2ndary blood vessel supply to replace the midbrain artery - which is what saved his life with the 2nd incident. He made a full recovery in both instances. Is he a viable candidate for surgery? What are the statistics on strokes during/post op?
1012964 tn?1251819426 Hi, One of the major complications of a heart surgery is stroke. You might have suffered a mild stroke while undergoing surgery or soon after and hence the symptoms of memory loss and confusion. The symptoms will get better with a proper management plan that involves medication, exercises, good nutrition and psychotherapy. Please consult a neurologist for the complete neurological examination and management. Hope this helps you. Take care and regards!