Stroke after aortic valve replacement

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Avatar n tn A related discussion, <a href="/posts/Heart-Disease/aortic-valve-replacement-while-on-coumadin/show/2035969">aortic valve replacement while on coumadin</a> was started.
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 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.
Avatar n tn it is more of a question. I had an aortic valve replacement in 1997. I had no choice but to go with the mechanical valve becasue of various conditions. It is working great, but could someone tell me the long term things I NEED to be looking for. Please help.
Avatar n tn Dear Pat, Hope you read this in time, I just saw your Post today (Feb. 8, 2000). My 85 year old mother had an aortic valve replacement surgery in 1996, so I am a bit of an 'expert' in this one specific area: AVRs in elderly women. My mom was also in overall excellent condition (still vigorous, independent homemaker at 85), 5ft.3 inches, 115 lbs.
Avatar n tn I have 18 years under my belt, St Jude aortic valve replacement. My studies have taken me to the opinion, 1st remember that coumidin is poison/take the smallest dosage you can and still get the job done. 2nd there are many natural herbs that can help you do this with the coumidin.
Avatar m tn My 14 yo son has a bicuspid aortic valve and a dilated ascending aorta. The cardiologist has scheduled heart surgery in July. I agree the aorta needs to be repaired. The question is the valve. My wife & I were given 2 choices: a modified ross procedure or a mechanical valve. I have been doing research and know the proceedures. Basically the decision we have to make is whether we go with multiple surgeries or coumadin for the rest of his life.
Avatar m tn My cardiologist is certain that I shall need aortic valve replacement but either did not know or did not want to answer my question on long-term prognosis. Does anyone know what things look like in the long-term? Does anyone know what long-term statistics say? Do people with my age and condition tend to die from this and if so, how long? All the readings that are upbeat cite prognosis for 5 to 10 years.
Avatar n tn You get used to the noise after a while. I had both Mitral valve and aortic valve replace with mechanical valves. The coumadin is what stinks!
Avatar n tn Aortic valve replacement posted by erin on September 09, 1998 at 21:28:03: In august 1997, my mother had a heart attack, but was not treated at the time. Subsequently, she felt "odd" and went to a cardiologist who diagnosed a heart attack and after various tests said that the aortic valve was not working properly. My mother has never had a major illnes or hospital stay. She exercised regularly, never smoked, and drank moderately. She has never been overweight.
Avatar n tn and went to a cardiologist who diagnosed a heart attack and after various tests said that the aortic valve was not working properly. My mother has never had a major illnes or hospital stay. She exercised regularly, never smoked, and drank moderately. She has never been overweight. As of now she is on the following medications: beta blocker; Evista; Norvasc; Nitro Dur; a daily aspirin. Her physiological age is early 70's.
Avatar n tn But they proceeded to condut the valve replacement. THey removed her calcified valve, attached a pig valve. Then, in the OR, noted 'massive, uncontrollable bleeding' in her aortic root. They removed the pig valve, tried to stop the bleeding. THey could not. And the patient was dead within 16 hours, cause of death: surgically-induced bleeding.
Avatar n tn Mario and Sherri I am a 2 degree black belt instructor im 31 years old and was diagnosed with a bicuspid aortic valve about a year ago. My valve is leaky and i am followed about every 9 months by my cardio. At present i am asymptomatic but on a drug to lower my BP. Its comforting to know that their are other young people to share this with.. Please feel free to stay in contact.. By the way mario... I have really enjoyed your comments on this board over the last year.
Avatar n tn Dad is 81 and having aortic valve replacement/ triple bypass surgery and Atrial Fibrillation repair (NOT Maze). He has one of the best surgeons in the field at the Cleveland Clinic, but I'm uneasy about what will follow. Only heart issue was an episode of Atrial Fibrillation 18 months ago, which did not cause permanent heart damage. He had a mini-stoke at that time, but made a full recovery. He had one stint put in during his A-fib episode, which will be bypassed.
Avatar n tn I am a healthy, active 39 year old female who had aortic valve replacement in March of 1998 with a St. Jude valve. Generally I have been recovering just great. My stenosis was ruled as hereditary, I have always had a heart murmur, no symptons before surgery. My mother had the same surgery a few years back so I opted to have an echo just to check, because of the murmur. My questions is, after surgery I had a few bouts with limb numbness and black outs accompanied with dizziness.
Avatar n tn I am a healthy, active 39 year old female who had aortic valve replacement in March of 1998 with a St. Jude valve. Generally I have been recovering just great. My stenosis was ruled as hereditary, I have always had a heart murmur, no symptons before surgery. My mother had the same surgery a few years back so I opted to have an echo just to check, because of the murmur. My questions is, after surgery I had a few bouts with limb numbness and black outs accompanied with dizziness.
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 m tn Hi-- My dad, who turns 85 next month, had heart surgery (aortic valve replacement, bypass, and aneurysm repair) 2 years ago. I can't recall the exact statistics the doctors gave, but I know the chances for successfully surviving the surgery without debilitation (like pneumonia, surgical site infection, stroke, etc.) were about at least 80%, and that was taking into consideration his other medical conditions like diabetes which wasn't that well controlled.
Avatar n tn Hi I'm 28 yro male and was diagnosed with a bicuspid aortic valve with some inlargement in the aortic root around the valve. I have played contact sports my entire life with no problems and currently work as a Police Officer. According to my Cardiologist the valve opens fine but allows for some leakage of blood back into the left ventricle. I have no symptoms and as of a July EKG and ECO my heart was functioning normaly.
Avatar n tn I cannot seem to find any studies about the relatioship of stroke or valve replacement history and fatigue. THIS IS WHAT I'M AFTER. I need documentation to support my "complaint". Little on internet, nothing on WebMd or AMA/Mayo. There has to be something on this topic. Age:52 - a young 52.
Avatar n tn I had an aortic valve replacement in mid December. What I'm wondering is if anyone else experienced a loss of memory several days after the surgery. I have recovered fine but experienced a severe loss of memory beginning 4 days after the surgery. I didn't know why I was in the hospital..thought it was some time in the 1990's and couldn't remember people I talked to or saw during the first 4 days post opt. This lasted for several weeks after then I began to remember things..
Avatar m tn Hello, I am 35 years old (male) and I have had a repair of the coarctation of the aorta at the age of 3 and an aortic valve replacement at 22. Now I have been diagnosed with an aortic root aneurysm (4,8) and I would like to ask your opininon on when do you think a surgery should be done.
Avatar n tn I am a healthy, active 39 year old female who had aortic valve replacement in March of 1998 with a St. Jude valve. Generally I have been recovering just great. My stenosis was ruled as hereditary, I have always had a heart murmur, no symptons before surgery. My mother had the same surgery a few years back so I opted to have an echo just to check, because of the murmur. My questions is, after surgery I had a few bouts with limb numbness and black outs accompanied with dizziness.
Avatar n tn Posted By Ivet on March 13, 1999 at 13:36:03: In Reply to: Re: AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT/PACEMAKER/ARRYTHMIA posted by CCF CARDIO MD - DLB on March 11, 1999 at 09:38:02: : : Three yrs ago my husband (now 56) had an aortic valve replacement and reconstructive surgery. About a year later he had to have a pacemaker implant and now it seems he has arrythmia for which he's getting a holster monitor on wednesday. Aside from all that he also has the following: 1.
Avatar n tn I have been told that the INR safe range is b/w 2-3 for patients on triple anti-thrombotic therapy of 75mg clopidogrel, 80mg asprin , and warfarin - 10 years after aortic valve replacement. However, it has also been mentioned that an INR of 1.5 - 2 is also acceptable. Please verify and confirm. Patient is 71y active , still working medical professional, with Hx of Htn and aortic valve replaced in 2000 to manage Aortic Insufficiency. Your prompt response will be greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn I am to get another valve replacement this summer for my mitral valve with another porcine valve. Choosing the type of valve I wanted was an intense decision. With your son, I would stay away from mechanical valves for now and save it for the next go 'round considering he plays a lot of sports and probably won't stop playing after having his surgery. In five years when I get my next valve replacement, I will be receiving two mechanical valves.
Avatar n tn I have an 88 year old father - excellent health - hospitalized in Pittsburgh - mitral valve stenosis with 4th degree regurgitation - severe aortic stenosis - 50% gradient - having prolonged episodes of SVT and VT - activity has decreased over last year to a walk of 1-200 feet brings on shortness of breath and now the arrythmia problems have become more frequent, more pronounced and more prolonged.
559621 tn?1215888786 To fast forward 2 nights ago I had took him to the ER he had some mild chest pain that probably lasted 15 minutes and disappered they did more tests and found that something is going on in his lower part of his heart which he will be checked out by a cardiologist. And we will know more. This is his history in 1999 he had a right aortic valve replacement (mechanical)and has been on coumadin ever since his surgery. And on June 13 he had a stroke.