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Will weather affect my mechanical aortic valve

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Aortic valve replaced with mechanical valve. Is smoking marijuana harmful ?

I recently had an open heart surgery, specifically I had my aortic valve replaced with a St. Judes mechanical valve and also had an ascending aortic anyeursym which the used a mesh to repair. Now my question ...
 

Are there any risks of getting tattooed post aortic valve replacement surgery?

I will be having open heart surgery to replace my aortic valve and a section of my aorta .I will opt for a mechanical valve due to it's longevity. I will need blood thinners for life.What,if any ...
 

Open heart surgery done to replace aortic valve. Experiencing sharp pain in chest. Any relief?

Three years ago I had open heart surgery to replace my aortic valve . I was 50. The mechanical valve is working great and didn't have any blockage. With that said here is my problem now. Just out ...
 

Diagnosed with bicuspid aortic valve. Getting sudden and painful headache. Could it be murmur?

bicuspid aortic valve is what my 21 year old son has been diagnosed with from an echochardiogram done today. Dr says may also have reflux, this is not that kind of pain, frustrated, my son also has ...
 

Diagnosed with an ascending aortic aneurysm and a mild leaky aortic valve. Is this the cause of concern?

leaky aortic valve .My doctor thinks that it have grown very little in the last few years.What are the odds that if I live a healthy lifestyle,my condition will never change and I will never need surgery ...
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Any suggestion for broken tooth with aortic valve replacement history?

hi i have had an aortic valve replacement (mechanical) in may 2012 and broke my tooth over ... or can i wait for my dentist appointment which is next week? ...
 

Congestion in throat, not able to breathe. Aortic valve replaced. Problem?

this is the fourth time have had this kind of attack or feeling. in my throat, bottom of throat ... heart surgery 3 years ago. had a mechanical arotia value replacement. been feeling good since then. ...
 

Due for aortic valve replacement. Does mechanical or tissue method affect the ability to have healthy children ?

hello I am a 21 year old male, very active and getting married in May 2014. I am having aortic valve replacement in a month and the big question is should I go mechanical or tissue. I had heard about ...
 

Can leakage around mechanical valve 9 yrs after aortic valve and root replacement cause insomnia?

Jan 2005 I had aortic valve and root replacement..Before surgery I was not experiencing any .....The valve was replaced with no complications and for the last nine years my life has been totally normal ...
 

Leak in mechanical aortic valve. Taken Echo. Go for valve replacement surgery?

My cardiologist just informed me that I have a small leak in my mechanical aortic valve. He said ... old and my valve replacement surgery was done in 2003. I would appreciate any thoughts you could share ...
 

INR reading low. Taking warfarin for mechanical aortic valve. Will increasing dose help?

My INR reading was a bit low, am taking Warfin for a mechanical aortic heart valve. I usually stay ... which I think is too much (20%) Last time I increased my dosage that much, I bed out (about 12 years ago ...
 

On medicines for mechanical aortic valve, intend to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. Suggestions?

. I am on 7 mg of Warfarin and 81 mg of Aspirin due to a mechnical aortic valve. We intend to climb to the summit of the 19,300 ft in 5 days. What are your suggestions? I have met with my cardiologist, travel dr ...
 

Low grade fever after aortic valve replacement, on antibiotics still. Is it life threatening ?

Hello Dr.Raphael, My son got aeortic valve replacement on 01/21/2013.with ATS(MEDTRONIC)mechanical ....negetive blood culture . My question is-is it a life threatining situation? ...
 

How serious is Aortic valve regurgitation?

have Aortic valve regurgitation and wants her to go have another test done tomorrow (Friday) and come ...About two months ago my girlfriend went to her doctor for a yearly Physical. During the exam ...
 

Can I continue coumadin for bruises on arms and legs after being on mechanical aortic valve?

hello. i currently take coumadin(15 years now) i have a mechanical aortic valve, i get my protime ... morning(yesterday) with little bruises all over and a huge one on my arm(i remeber my car door came back ...
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What relationship, if any, can vomiting have with an aortic valve beign lightly damage. 79 yrs old Woman w HBP and AR? Pls advice. Txs!
I do not belive there is any relationship between vomiting and aortic valve damage. In adults, three conditions are known to cause aortic stenosis.Progressive wear and tear of a bicuspid valve present since birth, Wear and tear of the aortic valve in the elderly. Scarring of the aortic valve due to rheumatic fever as a child. I suggest cardiac ultrasounds examination.
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