About Me: Female, 58, Springdale, AR, member since May 2018
Original aorta valve had staph infection was replaced with a mechanical valve. 16 months later my valve goes out again, so they crack my chest open a second time and replaced the valve with a bigger mechanical valve. 16 months later the valve goes out again. This time
[More] they replaced with porcine valve. Once again 16 months later the valve goes out again. This time they are able to open with a ballon. They said if they have to cut me open again the odds are 50/50. I have an immune disorder that builds scar tissue in the valve and is now doing to my skin on the outside. I would appreciate hearing from anyone with similar experiences.
"I have had 3 open heart surgeries and my husband says I change every time, not for the good. My husband said the cardiologist said that happens sometime. After the first one I was so angry when I got home, I was throwing stuff and lock..."
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