Recommended to have open heart surgery for a bicuspid aortic valve replacement, I wonder if anyone here has experience with this. For a 71-year-old with 30 years of insulin dependence and variable glucose control, the research I have read is not encouraging. Any knowledgeable comments appreciated. Thanks.
Sorry, I don’t know anything about it. But very scary stuff for anyone, and it adds on extra worry being a diabetic. I wish you the best no matter what you do.
Why is surgery being recommended at this time? When was the problem diagnosed? Are you feeling bad because of only having two leaflets instead of three?
I have not had this surgery. But I have had open heart surgery while using a pump. I had an arteriovenous (AV) fistula corrected. The surgery was fine and recovery was a little tough during cardiac rehab.
I hope you get along well. Let us know how things go.
Did anyone mention TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement), indications have been expanded and very successful and noninvasive