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Top 10 Search Results for "Mitral valve surgery"

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Has Anyone Had A Valve Replaced?

Has Anyone Had A Valve Replaced?

Right side of my heart is enlarged and they are saying I need valve replaced.

A myPHteam Member said:

I had a bovine aortic valve put in 1/18 with Mini OHS at local hospital. After had severe shortness of breath with min activity
My wonderful Cardiologist sent me to lg city hosp. Mt Sinai Heart with… read more

posted 8 months ago

Need Dome Feedback On Vague Test Results

Need Dome Feedback On Vague Test Results

On 6/1 had several diagnostic tests. A nuclear stress test. And i believe a scan right after and about 3 hrs later. Also had echocardiogram and EKG. Result..told everything looked fine, have a valve reguritation.not sure what valve and some blockage in carotid arteries. But want to wait to put a stent in. No mention of treatment for valve reguritation. Only they want to see me in a year. To me this is scary. Im 72 and dont want to have a stroke or HA before anything is done. The do not… read more

A myPHteam Member said:

Sounds like your Mitral Valve is causing the Regurgitation. That can lead to PH.

posted over 3 years ago

Exercise

Exercise

My Question is i have 2 mechanical heart valves .one is 20 years old and i have sob on exertion see dr Harry Steinberg said i have asthma and nasal drip what does tha have to do with ph?

A myPHteam Member said:

I wish you well. The Dr should tell you . Happy day happy life

posted almost 3 years ago

Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip Replacement Surgery

I need a right hip replacement. My lung Dr tells me i can not have surgery becausei will die on table because intubation, anesthesia will blow my lungs out. Has anyone else been told this???

A myPHteam Member said:

Honey im ol retired icu,surgery nurse. I know all bout those antithesis ive told plenty of them get butt back by pt . Lol

posted over 2 years ago

Does Anyone Else Get Extremely Short Of Breath And Experience Pain When You Bend Over?

Does Anyone Else Get Extremely Short Of Breath And Experience Pain When You Bend Over?

A myPHteam Member said:

I was formally dx at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. 2018. 4-5 liters 02 continuous. SOB with/without activity. Chest pain more on then off these days. Post heart cath. we met with transplant surgeon… read more

posted 4 months ago

How Do You Deal With This Extreme Fatigue?

How Do You Deal With This Extreme Fatigue?

I have been diagnosed with Scleroderma and am not sure if I have pulmonary problems. I usually work out on a stationery bike for 1/2 hour, 3x a week. On those days I can’t do anything else. Most other days, I can do one thing a day, such as laundry, vacuuming, etc. I’m asleep by 2 pm and seldom am able to visit with friends. I am grateful to be alive and still work on my calligraphy which helps calm me down. Has anyone explored other avenues that might be causing the fatigue other than pulmonary… read more

A myPHteam Member said:

i just read my last response from a month ago concerning going back onto the esbriet...for pulmonary fibrosis...had to stop them again due to side effects...my stomach popped out like i was… read more

posted over 1 year ago

How Has Orenitram Worked For You?

How Has Orenitram Worked For You?

I am using remodulin sub q. I have had such good results reducing pressures that my doctor may switch me to pill form which is Orenitram. I do worry though as i hear it is not as effective at reducing pressures. How has it worked for you?

A myPHteam Member said:

I have a hard time keeping my O2 levels up when on a treadmill, but do pretty good on the recumbent bike. Most of the time I can go 7 to 8 miles with no problems

posted almost 4 years ago

Medications You Take

Medications You Take

I need your advice on medications you are taken My Doctor gives me 2 mg Adempas three times a day and 10 mg Opsumit once a day. Looks like it’s does not work for me
My pressure is going up but she does not want to change medication. Does any of you take such medications as well ?

A myPHteam Member said:

Im taking lisinopril, Metoprolol and Esbriet and it seems to be makin my ailments better to deal with.

posted 4 months ago

Fatigue Shortness Of Breath And Weight Gain With PH

Fatigue Shortness Of Breath And Weight Gain With PH

Since being diagnosed with PH a little over a year ago I find myself constantly tired and almost always short of breath, even when doing simple things like tying my shoes, climbing stairs getting out of a chair short walks among other things. Sometimes I even feel short of breath when just sitting at my office? Once I started using my CPAP machine, it seemed to help, but now that I've been using it for almost a year, it doesn't seem to be making much of a difference anymore? I'm 66 and was… read more

A myPHteam Member said:

hi
i feel the same way, fatigued and don't want to do anything
but i've found the best remedy is that you have to push yourself
i'm getting worse as time goes by, i use to walk every day and then… read more

posted about 1 year ago

How Do You Get A Right Heart Catheterization When They Say There Is No Need For One?

How Do You Get A Right Heart Catheterization When They Say There Is No Need For One?

I definitely need to know what to do in order to make the specialist listen to me, especially for a right heart catheterization?? How long before anyone here was diagnosed?

A myPHteam Member said:

I fainted and fractured my hip. While in the hospital had a great Cardiologist who detected PAH as an issue. Maybe you need to change Dr's. Do you have the exhaustion, light headed Ness, etc?

posted 3 months ago