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Small seroma on the ascending aorta, shortness of breath while hiking. Aortic valve replacement done. Dangerous to go hiking?

How dangerous is having developed a possible small seroma on the ascending aorta after aortic valve replacement with a tissue valve. I have experienced exertional shortness of breath when hiking. The surgery was in 2/11. I have had a chest ct scan and have an echocardiogram scheduled. Should i be hiking? No symptoms otherwise.
Asked On : Fri, 22 Jun 2012
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Doubt it would be a problem, maybe you should get a TEE. make sure the valve is intact without any dehiscence or leakage of significance. Make sure you avoid trauma.
Answered: Thu, 1 Aug 2013
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