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  • Thank you, Dan I'm looking further into getting a second opinion. My medical group only has a couple experienced cardiothoracic surgeons. ( I was told mine is the best ) When I asked for a second opinion, I found out the second opinion doc is a partner ...

  • Oh thank you Vic! Yes, any suggestions will be greatly appreciated! I just got off the phone with UCLA and they have scheduled me for a cardio-angiogram a week before the surgery on September 9th (My surgery date is September 16th.) Dr. Shemin wanted ...

  • Chris, It appears that you have completed all the preparations for your surgery next month. I have some suggestions for you when you are discharged and back home. Send me (us) an update and I will share some tips on your first two weeks in recovery. ...

  • Debi, My surgery was done open heart. I now have a dacron tube in place of my ascending aorta and a new Inspiris Resilia bovine aortic valve. My aneurysm was 5.2 cm in leading to the surgery and the surgeon said that this tissue was pretty ...

  • Hi Daniel, Was your recent surgery done open heart? I’m going to need my bovine aortic valve replaced soon. ( initial open surgery 5/2011) I’m also being monitored for a 4.1 cm TAAA. I’m hesitant to have the valve replaced via trans catheter because ...

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