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Sep 10, 2018 · Valve Disease in Heart & Blood Health

Maryd I found Northwestern Memorial and Dr Davidson, an interventional cardiologist, after being hospitalized for an unrelated cause. It was there I learned I had CHF, a congenital heart defect – a subaortic membrane, probably from birth (mind you I was 65 at that time), 2 valves with severe, and 1 with moderate regurgitation. Dr Davidson started working with me on adjusting my medications, he tested me to find out if I would be a candidate for TAVR, since surgery was not an option. He has always been honest with me, answers all my questions, and makes suggestions. I went to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion and they confirmed everything I’d been told. Unless something new comes on the market, I will never be able to have surgery but knowing Dr Davidson is watching my health I’m comfortable for the time being. Go online to nm.org – it’s a good site.

Sep 8, 2018 · Valve Disease in Heart & Blood Health

Dr. Charles Davidson at Northwestern Medicine, 1-312-695-3278. He’s the best!!!

Jul 11, 2018 · Lymphedema in legs in Heart & Blood Health

John, your right leg looks good. Keep up with it!

May 25, 2018 · Lymphedema in legs in Heart & Blood Health

John, sounds like you have a very busy schedule the next few weeks. Good luck, my prayers are with you.

May 23, 2018 · Lymphedema in legs in Heart & Blood Health

Have they thought about cellulitis? I’ve had it twice, only one leg/foot involved. Pain was very intense.

Feb 16, 2018 · Infection in Heart & Blood Health

My husband received a mechanical valve 20 years ago and has never had an infection or any other problem with it.

Jan 31, 2018 · Congestive heart failure- Overmedicated? in Heart & Blood Health

I have severe tricuspid, moderate to severe mitral and aortic regurgitation along with a subaortic membrane causing subaortic stenosis. I currently take Furosemide, Metoprolol and Eplerenone daily which seems to be working for me right now. There is talk of replacing the valves and cutting away the membrane but from what I am reading here, those that have had surgery seem to have a lengthy recovery time, along with other issues, before feeling like their old selves again. Would love to hear some additional post-op stories that perhaps I can question my cardiologist about.