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HEART VALVE TRANSPLANT AND SUBSEQUENT ALLERGIES

Heart & Blood Health | Last Active: Mar 13, 2019 | Replies (14)

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@giller198

May I ask what kind of animal valve was used? I had an aortic valve replacement two years ago and my doctor used a cow valve which requires no additional medications. So far so good.

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@giller198 most of time its either a cow or pig valve they use

I had the cow valve and had to take coumadin for 3 months and then a 30 day monitor of the heart . The readings from the monitor showed minor afib so the specialist cardiologist did not want to add any medications at this time and I am not scheduled to see him for a year. My regular cardiologist did prescribe Xarelto daily though. I had the surgery in February and was in the hospital for 15 days because I was allergic to Heparin and became anemic. It was the first time I was ever in a hospital and hopefully my last. I have not had cardio rehab because I have arthritis in the hip and was limited to what exercises I could do. According to the surgeon I'm good for 20 years! ­čÖé