Good luck! Hope all goes great for you! I had just aortic valvle replaced with tissue one 2 weeks ago tomorrow. Onlly complication was I developed a-Fib; was in it 75% of the time a week ago; I think it is getting better and down to about 60% of the time now. Pain is mostly my back! Little pain in chest. 5 days in hospital. I would think replacing 1 or replacing 3 would be no different other than time in surgery! Once closed back up, all the stuff to hurt will be the same as a single valve replacement job I would think. They said I was in surgery 4.5-6.5 hours, depending on who you ask (crazy, I think some think in recovery afterwards counts). I would guess a valve replacement itself is about 30 minutes of the total surgery time, so for you just another hour. Have you seen the valve replacement? Pretty simple looking; cutout the old, stick this in then bend over the metal crimps to hold in place. I am sure it is much more complex, but I bet it is still just 30 m inutes each, so your surgery should be little different than the rest of us with 1 vale replaced. Hope my guessing helps you feel better about it!
Hi Carlysmith and yorlik,
I see your posts were over a year ago. How are you doing? I’m facing valve surgery next month and trying to deal with the intense fear that comes with ignorance. Trying to learn through the experience of others about this journey I’m about to take. I sincerely hope that your’s went well.