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Fri, Sep 6 7:40pm · Aortic Stenosis & Valve Replacement in Heart & Blood Health

I think it's best if I stay out of this loop. I'm not sure why this might be helpful. I understand and have empathy for all of you who have heart valve issues. Everyone is different and their heart valve are too. We feel best with what the team of cardiologists, surgeon and our NP is doing and their process. My husband is being entered in the Registry with the FDA. All is progressing. I really do wish you the best with your journey!

Thu, Aug 29 2:57pm · Low blood pressure in Heart & Blood Health

My husband is taking midodrine for low blood pressure. It has helped. Sometimes it is still on lower side but not as bad.

Wed, Aug 28 11:23pm · Aortic Stenosis & Valve Replacement in Heart & Blood Health

Cardiologist told us yesterday that this past week the TAVR procedure is approved for people with low risk. Someone in the thread said it is not done on bicuspid aortic valve. That is not true. It can be done.

Sun, Jul 28 5:33pm · Aortic Stenosis & Valve Replacement in Heart & Blood Health

Yes, I think his cardiologist and neurologist have been very helpful. Mike is anxious for the heart cath and I am too. He is nervous of waking up a vegetable. His words. While we are told positive things, he questions how it can be fixed. I don't remember a CT of the heart, but he had a partial echo with bubble study.

Sun, Jul 28 4:38pm · Aortic Stenosis & Valve Replacement in Heart & Blood Health

Update for my husband. He is having a heart cath in the morning so they can look closer at the aortic stenosis and will do a right/left of the other arteries. The doctor said this is the step before the tvar. My husband also will see a cardiologist EP cuz they said there are rhythm signs and symptoms during the latest monitor.

Wed, Jun 12 9:01pm · Aortic Stenosis & Valve Replacement in Heart & Blood Health

Hi, thank you for connecting me with the correct group. Had a good comment from Bruce. My husband is okay now but had a slight scare this morning. Since he has the monitor on, the monitor nurse is watching symptoms we reported. I think right now we don't need connections. He is good. Thank you again.

Sat, Jun 8 9:11pm · Aortic Stenosis & Valve Replacement in Heart & Blood Health

Thank you! We will keep trying to figure this out with help from his cardiologist, you and Bruce's
I hope for a friend to come into our life. You are very sweet.

Sat, Jun 8 9:00pm · Aortic Stenosis & Valve Replacement in Heart & Blood Health

Thank you for your tenderness in your comments. My husband turned 65 last October and there has been much happening since then. I remember when we first met with the cardiologist in 2017, he had said when the timing was right it would be open heart surgery. I am afraid he will not be healthy enough. He has dropped to 125 lbs. While he is a small man now, he was very fit, muscular, and worked hard, heavy work till that time. I know everything will go according to plan. We don't know that plan yet. I am sorry you have been through all this and more.I am grateful for taking the time to be there helping to understand. Elina, Colorado