Heart surgery

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.

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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.

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Did anyone mention TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement), indications have been expanded and very successful and noninvasive

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