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Offline Karen W.

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I want to know statistics and what kind of success rate is involved with full grafting of the entire Aorta.

I understand blood thinners can be stopped afterwards... what about other heart meds etc. other then high blood pressure?

I also want to know how safe it is? I am not sure weather they can save my own valves and reuse them. If not  I will need a new valve what are the options for the aortic vave replacements as well as the left ventricle?

Six to 6 inch incision.. what about the breast bone.. do they break that too with this procedure?
« Last Edit: 02/07/2008 14:37:38 by Karen W. »


 

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Updated Mortality Data: Cardiovascular Disease Deaths Decline Sharply
In early January 2008, the National Center for Health Statistics released updated cardiovascular disease mortality statistics. These are final data for 2005. more

Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2008 Update
The American Heart Association works with government agencies to derive our annual statistics for cardiovascular diseases, including coronary heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure. Also includes data on risk factors, nutrition, quality of care, medical procedures and economic cost. more

Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2008 Update (At-a-Glance Version)
This abridged version (40 pages) of the 2008 Statistical Update provides a quick overview of the latest statistics relating to cardiovascular disease, risk factors, quality of care and other topics. more

Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2008 Update (All Charts)
This PowerPoint presentation includes the charts in the current edition. more
 
http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=1200026


http://www.womensheart.org/PDFs/QuestionsBeforeHeartSurgery.pdf


The death rate statistics for a particular procedure may be available for specific hospitals and surgeons.

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Thanks Rd.. That is more what I wanted.. for this procedure... Thanks for the info!!
 

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So does anyone know anything about this particular procedure?
 

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