I believe you said you could not get a TAVR because your AV was "leaking." When doing my volunteer gig today at Health Park I checked this with one of the TAVR medical staff. Depending on the stenosis of the valve, the Edwards valve may not work but the Medtronic valve most likely would work. So in your area, the Dallas Medical might work for you and one of the two doctors doing the work would be Dr Dewey.
Good luck and keep me posted, please. And Keep Asking and Keep digging.
Joe J. Ft Myers
I have had (3) separate valve replacements done . Two in 1988 and a third in 2010. I'm now 72 years old, never have had a Sternum problem. If you are worried, have you checked into a "TAVR" it's done through your groin, or in certain cases through your wrist. My first (2) surgeries were done 12 days apart my aortic valve was replaced and then I needed emergency surgery to replace my Mitral. 2010 the doctors had to replace my aortic valve again. Thank God in both hospitals first in Michigan and the 3rd replacement in Arizona I had fantastic doctor's, I still work 40+ hour a week, work out in Cardio - - rehab 3 days a week. Get it taken care of a live your life !!!!!
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