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    HI ,everyone, I had my surgery on aprill 3rd, spent 11 days in NEMC. I am improving every day , and the only chest pain I have is from my incision.
    They replaced my mitral valve, I was told after surgery that any more would have been to risky.So for know we,ll hope for the best and take it one day at a time. Thank you all for your support.
    Dennis

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    Dear Dennis,

    I'm glad you are feeling better. By "more" --do you mean that they were going to do a myectomy but didn't? Sorry, I'm confused. But very glad you are recovering well!

    Take care and keep us posted,

    Sarah

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      Re: surgery

      Dennis -
      It sounds like your feeling better. what type of valve did you end up with?
      Lisa
      Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
      YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

      Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
      lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
      Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
      Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
      Currently not obstructed
      Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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      • #4
        Re: surgery

        Originally posted by Lisa Salberg
        Dennis -
        It sounds like your feeling better. what type of valve did you end up with?
        Li
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        Hi Lisa, Igot a synthetic mitral valve. They were going to do ablations in my right atreim, but they said it was to sqiushed. (exact words) They had also considered replacing my aortic valve, but determined it to risky given the condition of my right atriem.They said that my new valve is good for 30 years. I can live with that. thanks
        Dennis

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          Re: surgery

          Dennis, I'm glad you're doing better. Remember to get enough rest.

          Reenie
          Reenie

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          Husband has HCM.
          3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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          • #6
            Re: surgery

            Dear Dennis,

            What have you been doing that you squished your right atrium??

            Glad you are feeling better. Are you on coumadin now?

            S

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