Aortic valve and root replacement
Hello All, a year ago I, 37 year old male, very active 6 day a week weight lifting schedule and 3 day a week full court basketball player, was diagnosed with Congestive heart failure after a long misdiagnosis of a "bicuspid aortic valve" was found to have been a [unicuspidal aorta valve]. After I was able to leave my local hospital for a much bigger hospital, I was recommended to get a mechanical valve (which I was very against), We spent 3 hours discussing what could be done, although I offered to sign any paperwork stating I would take a pig a valve they refused and said mechanical is all they would do for someone in my position completely ignoring my lifestyle. I later found out after much research about the [Ross Procedure] I am very angry that they Lied (by omission) to me of other options. I also later found out they replaced my aortic arch with a prosthetic (also not discussed when talking with the surgeons and cardiologist.), further limiting my lifestyles and leading to nothing but unhappiness. I want to know what can be done, I would like the whole thing removed, I can’t take the constant clicking of the valve day in and day out. Also now knowing I have other options I do not wish to contact my old doctors. I saw they now can stem cell clone hearts, but I am not sure if I can obtain those. Anyone have any ideas of what I can do to have my old lifestyle back?
Stem cell heart link if interested: youtube.com/watch?v=UcoH7R7EkyY