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Dec 21, 2016 · Aortic Stenosis & Valve Replacement in Heart & Blood Health

@predictable Thank you for your words of encouragement

Dec 21, 2016 · Aortic Stenosis & Valve Replacement in Heart & Blood Health

@hopeful: will check out the website. Thanks.

Dec 20, 2016 · Aortic Stenosis & Valve Replacement in Heart & Blood Health

Yes i have sought 2 nd opinion.
Same recommendation considering that im still 66 yrs old. If i were 80 they would not recommend valve replavement.

Dec 15, 2016 · Aortic Stenosis & Valve Replacement in Heart & Blood Health

In addition, I had yearly 2d echo with Doppler tests done almost every year since 2007. Each time the opening of my aortic valve is reduced.LAst October 2016, the measurement is already 36 cm2.

Dec 15, 2016 · Aortic Stenosis & Valve Replacement in Heart & Blood Health

Hi! I discovered I have aortic stenosis when I had my 2d echo done way back in 2007. The opening of my aortic valve was 1.1cm2 then. I do not feel any of the symptoms. It appears that my aortic valve is bicuspid instead of tricuspid. I was advised by my doctor to have a valve replacement but until now have not had the suggested valve replacement. I followed the medication prescribed by my cardiologist. In 2011, I decided to have regular acupuncture performed by a Chinese Eastern Medicine doctor. I also took herbal tea which their clinic provided. I stopped taking the tea after 2 years. Three years ago, I began to feel shortness of breath when I climb the stairs and when I have long fast walk. I stop carrying heavy bags. I easily get colds and cough. When I have cough, sometimes it takes 3 to 4 weeks before it is gone. I have difficulty breathing when I cough. Recently, I had the 24 hour dopler test. The doctor was worried that in several instances, my heart stop for 6 seconds but I was asleep when it happened. He told me to consider valve replacement. I asked my cargio how long will I live if i do not have the valve replacement and the answer was 2 years, and during those 2 years, I may not be as stable as I am now.

Im praying for guidance if I should go for it. There is a non-invasive replacement now that will not involve open heart surgery and recovery period is shorter than the open heart surgery.

I am now 66 years old. Pls help me decide. Thanks.

Divmercy