Stroke after heart valve replacement

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592969 tn?1248329005 My mother had heart valve replacement and all her organs shut down. After two days her lungs, heart, and kidneys started working on their own without drugs except for the heart needs a blood pressure medicine to help keep her blood pressure up. She has been under sedation for 5 days. Now it is time for her to awake and she has had no sedation medicine for two full days and has not awaken yet.
Avatar m tn if you are otherwise in good health I would go for it and get the Mitral valve replaced and the blocked arteries bypassed. They can replace your valve with Tissue valve, then you don't need Warfarin, etc. Open heart surgery is a big operation and it will take some time to fully recover. I don't think the weak bones and collapsed diaphrahm will slow recovery down. Sternum will be wired together and that will keep it in tact. Please feel free to talk to me again.
Avatar n tn Her tests were read by a another heart doctor of the Sarasota Heart Center who confirmed the need to replace the valve. She is now waiting for an appointment to determine size and type of valve replacement. I live in Minneapolis, and have several questions before someone decides to perform major open heart surgery on my mother who is in excellent health. Shouldn't we get a second opinion? Should she be referred to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, close to my home?
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 My grandmother (84 years old) had an infection which went septic and into her heart. Last thursday morning, she had mitral valve replacement surgery (open heart). About 8 hrs after surgery, she was incoherent and in a lot of pain. We attributed her strange speech and lack of true consciousness to the high levels of morphine she was on. Now, 4 days later, she is not in much pain anymore, and her morphine is at minimal levels. She is still incoherent.
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 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! My name is Daniel. I'm 34 years old, and just had a valve replacement surgery done at the VA hospital in Miami.(I've been out of the hospital for 3 days now.) My condition was a regurgitating bicuspid aortic valve, a birth defect that until now was undetected. I just wanted to let everyone in this forum know how much I struggled with the two valve options, and what my decision was. I opted finally (at the last second, practically) for the natural valve.
553516 tn?1255870819 That's why if a doctor stumbles on the fact that you were born with a bicuspid valve, which puts you at risk for aortic stenosis and thus valve replacement, they generally don’t rely on your having symptoms, but do an echocardiogram every year (or, if not stenosing yet, every few years) to keep tabs on when and if it requires surgery. [1] I don’t know what your health care situation is. I expect you are on the national health.
Avatar f tn My 65 yr old husband had an emergency mitral valve replacement on Christmas Eve. His coronary artery was completely blocked 3-4 days before and his heart tissue had started to die, which pulled on and damaged the valve. He has a pig-valve, now. While in the hospital recovering he had a very brief stroke (clot-type) that passed in about 5 minutes and in testing him afterward they said he had also had a "bleeder" in his right temporal lobe that had resolved itself, already.
Avatar m tn I was born with a heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot and ended up needing a pulmonary valve replacement. I had the valve replaced back in '92 and will likely need a new one in the next 3-5 years as they only last so long. However I have gotten a lot of good years out of my valve. I am not sure what it means to be bicuspid...but will do some reading and research. I was talking to my doctor the other day about a new procedure for valve replacements.
Avatar n tn How is your mother doing now? My dad also had a stroke after having a CABG. He woke up after almost a weekand a half. he is also having a tach tube and not responding too much this happened in Feb and he is still in the same condition except that he is getting emotional and trying to get up from the bed.He too has spasticity. what did Doc say about the condition? i mean did they give any time frame to recovery? can she recognize u? can she sit/talk? how r u feeding her?
Avatar n tn I'm really not enthused about either a mechanical valve or a tissue valve replacement. What's on the horizon ? What's the timeline ? There's has to be something better out there without the drawbacks of each type of the above. Also what about the noise factor for a mechanical replacement. How many people report that the noise is driving them crazy? Just curious.
Avatar m tn Hello, My 78 year old father underwent a open heart valve replacement surgery on Dec 5. As he was recovering in the ICU, they realized his left side wasn't moving and he was diagnosed with a right brain stroke in the inner capsule. So far (20 days) he is able to sit up, swallow ,eat by himself, move his left leg and feet , walk with our assistance, move his left arm from shoulder and elbow. No movement in the wrist and hand so far.
Avatar n tn Jude mechanical valve. I believe that it was a size 25 or 27 St. Jude valve. My mitral valve was repaired (with a ring) at that time as well. My surgeon recommended an INR range of 2.5 to 3.5 for the first 6-8 weeks and a range of 1.8-2.0 thereafter. My research (via internet) and the Coumadin package insert indicate that the appropriate INR range for patients with "mechanical" heart valves is 2.5 to 3.5. I asked my surgeon about the lower 1.8 to 2.0 range he recommended.
Avatar n tn I learned this week that my breathlessness/tiredness/unable to breathe when lying down, palpitations, etc. are due to two leaky heart vales. One of them the Mitral valve and not sure of the other as the doc asked me sarcastically why I wanted to know "Was I a doctor?"! I have to have a treadmill test and then he is going to discuss medication.
Avatar n tn 4days ago my dad who is 85yrs had a aorta pig valve replacement. Prior to the surgery my dad was the perfect canidate for health issues,no medications the man was better than any man his age or even 20yrs younger.To give you an idea he would climb 24 flights of stairs for excersie 3xs a week. After his surg.his surgeon said every thing was great.We saw him postop in icu still out,and his nurse said all his vital were excellent.
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 m tn HI  My Dad had major heart surgery almost 3 months ago, it was his second, this time a bypass and valve replacement.  He had a heart bypass in the 90's also.  However this time he seems to have changed since the surgery, we keep thinking he is depressed about life, but he seems to have no energy, he has lost interest in things he used to love doing and even his voice is like a whisper most of the time.
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 An echocardiogram estimates the amount of blood pumped into circulation with each heartbeat. The estimate is referred to as the EF (ejection fraction) and normal would be an EF of 55 to 75%. A decrease in EF can result from heart muscle damage and/or mitral valve regurgitation as some blood is lost to the backflow of blood (regurgitation) and less blood gets into circulation with each stroke.
Avatar f tn This time the heart surgeon replaced the mechcial valve with a pig valve. Yet, after this second surgery, it left me not being able to work. Both surgeries are extremely hard and took long recoveries, especially for me. I were only 42 in 2005...
Avatar n tn My grandfather had a mitral valve replacement over ten years ago. He recently had pneumonia and was placed in the hospital. He is also having symptoms of the valve needing replacing again. He is in his mid seventies and is concerned about having the surgery. Do you have any statistics or information on having a second mitral valve replacement?
Avatar n tn 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. Minimally invasive valve replacement is associated with a shorter recuperation period and a shorter hospital stay postoperatively.
559621 tn?1215888786 Im wondering if someone out there can tell me from your experience how you felt after your stroke emotionally. 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.