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May 27, 2018 · Congestive heart failure- Overmedicated? in Heart & Blood Health

I had tricusp I'd surgery 1 1/2 year ago 2 months to get a0nt energy. Dr told me 1 month. Got pacemaker which I hadn't anticipated. Hoarder than I thought. I thought I would be back to normal but i think surgery just stopped continued damage. Still on diufectic. Regjme

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

Wonder if there is a cause identified for his chf
I had tricudpid valve replacement last year and the valve problem is what caused the right heart failure. I am on bumex twice a day. Spirilsctone daily and zaroxlyn 4 go 5 tomes a day. Converned that my wt seems to be increasing despite all the meds

Jan 12, 2018 · Thoracic aortic aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

interesting. I also was born with intraventricular hole in my heart and just had tricuspid valve surgery Dec. 2016. Had open heart surgery when I was 10 and now again at 65. How did you do with the valve surgery?

Jan 12, 2018 · post tricuspid valve replacement in Heart & Blood Health

tricuspid valve replacement seems to be a much more complicated surgery than other valve surgeries. my dr had said I’d be able to go on a planned vacation to Florida 1 month after and be 80%. Didn’t work out that way at all. Got depressed since recovery was taking over 2 months just to get moving. Finally talked with surgeon who set my expectations right which helped me emotionally. He said see how I feel 2018 ( had surgery Dec. 2016). Wish I had been more prepared and realistic. Thought I’d be off work 3 months laying around, watching TV and building up strength. No. difficulty breathing, difficulty sleeping, so little energy. I was an oncology nurse and use to being extremely busy such a change. I ended up retiring. I turned 65 in March so the timing worked out right. Cardiologist said the surgery itself injures the heart. It saved my life but conduction fibers cut so dependent on pacemaker so on coumadin forever. Also will be on diuretics forever. I was very active and after about 6 months I’d say I got my daily routine back but still some sob with walking upstairs. I have a good quality of life. Love retirement and don’t miss the stress. I can live this way happily but at times wonders what the future will bring. Dr says hopefully long time with drugs-what else could she say?. I think I’ll ask her next time for mortality statistics.

What symptoms are you having? Sorry to sound so pestimistic but be sure Dr gives you the facts before you undergo such a huge life change.

Jan 10, 2018 · post tricuspid valve replacement in Heart & Blood Health

surgery one year ago. disappointed to find out echo is unchanged since right after surgery and won’t get better. have great quality of life but on lots of diurectics and Coumadin for a pacemaker (electrical conduction system cut during surgery). Thought the surgery would improve my heart function. Wonder if my length of life is affected?