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Anyone had heart valve replacement surgery before ?

I have aortic stenosis, and will need to have the valve replaced in 2 years. Has anyone had this done and how are you doing now? I m very scared about it. My husband and I want kids but know we can t untill after the surgery, and even then it s dangerous. According to my cardiologist anyway. Anyone in a simuler situation? I would love feedback.
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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Surgery is scary. My husband had an aortic valve replacement 3 years ago, and it's done it's job well. Make sure though, to research and discuss at length with your doctor, surgeon, etc. whether to choose a tissue valve or mechanical valve. There are both advantages and disadvantages to either, and you have to determine which one is right for you. The recovery process can take about 6-12 weeks, but if you're healthy otherwise, you should be literally good as new.
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