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Aug 3, 2017 · My heart Dr talking about doing a TARV stent in Heart & Blood Health

@cb91764, I am also facing transcatheter valve replacement (TAVR) and looking for information/comments from someone who has had this procedure or knows someone who has had it. I realize your posting was nearly 1 1/2 years ago but hopefully you can help me with advice or comments. Thank you, Larry B.

Aug 3, 2017 · Three Reasons Why Getting a Second Opinion Is Worth It in Transplant

Kanaaz, Thank you for you response and all the info, it will keep me busy for quite some time. In answer to your questions it was shortness of breath that sent me to my heart doctor 3 or 4 years ago and shortness of breath that brought me back several weeks ago. I was given blood thinners and more blood pressure meds 3-4 years ago and during my annual check up I mentioned the breathing was no better and maybe worse. Hence the talk of surgery and TARV procedure..pretty scary. I’ve had the echo and will see the doctor about the results next week. Thanks again for your help and advice. LaRRY b

Aug 3, 2017 · Three Reasons Why Getting a Second Opinion Is Worth It in Transplant

@rosemarya,thank you very much for your comment, it was the same
comment my family doctor told me when I asked him. Thanks again. Larry
B
 

Aug 2, 2017 · Three Reasons Why Getting a Second Opinion Is Worth It in Transplant

JK, I recently joined Mayo Clinic Connect and this was my first attempt at
getting info about my condition. I chose TRANSPLANT and HEART and BLOOD as my
categories as they seemed the closest to my condition which is a leaky Aortic
Valve. I was told by my Cardiologist about 3 or 4 years ago that I have a
leaky valve but that it was minimal but we will keep checking every 6 months
which we have done. At my most recent visit I mentioned still having shortness
of breath and his reply was "it may be time for replacement." I took a "Echo"
and am scheduled a follow up visit next week (Aug 10). He also mentioned a new
procedure called "TAVR" which is less invasive than "open heart surgery". In an
effort to get ahead of all this as well as get info on this procedure so I may
ask intelligent questions to my heart doctor I joined the Clinic Connect sent
off this question. If you can point me in the right direction or forward this to
the proper category I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks
 
Larry B. 
 
 
 
 
 
  

Aug 1, 2017 · Three Reasons Why Getting a Second Opinion Is Worth It in Transplant

Is a visit to the doctor/hospital who is scheduled to do the surgery considered a second visit?