mechanical valve leaking

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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 1/14/2008 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
 Hi, Jrod hear,
   I'm a little worried, or maybe alot. My doctors tell me that I have 2+ regurg on my mechanical aortic valve, replaced in 2004. One doctor said that I have aortic sclerosis which is causing moderate restriction in the mobility of the leaflets.
   My history includes 3 M.I's ,8 angioplast and stents, 2 open heart with bypass'es and A.V. Also bi-vent icd installed this past year. Lots of heart damage.
   I've been diagnosed with ischemic cardiomy and chf. My current e.f. is at 30%. Just wondering if I can possibly have open heart again, 3rd time,. getting scary on this end as I'm sure the valve is starting to affect my daily routine. Will see my cardiologist at end of this month.
   Anybody familiar with this situation? I'm starting to feel like I did before I had the first valve put
in. I think I'm gonna need some help.

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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 1/15/2008 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Jrod, I am so sorry to hear of your troubles sad

This worries me greatly since my mom has to have a 4 valve replacement.  She keeps putting it off.

I dont have any words of wisdom but know my thoughts are with you as are my prayers.  Please keep us updated

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