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    RE: Age and Surgery

    John, I have no idea about your medical options, but I definitely understand your concerns and strongly recommend that you obtain a second opinion from a top interventional cardiologist before having non-emergency coronary artery graft bypass surgery. ...

  • Agree with Herb. Go to the most experienced surgeon to get the best results. Cleveland clinic is the best in the country for this kind of surgeries. Call them and one of the nurses will tell you how to submit CT scans and test results for the doctor's ...

  • Hi Jeff, I would get a second opinion fairly quickly. Northwestern has a very good and well-regarded program. Several things to keep in mind: While 5.5 is the guideline for aorta repair, 5.0 is considered surgical at Centers of Excellence (high ...

  • Hi Jeff,  I saw a cardiologist for a routine checkup last year only to discover I had a bicuspid aortic valve with high regurgitation.  I met with Dr Alfredo Trento at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai and he mentioned both the TAVR as well as ...

  • I am so glad to have found this group and see that others have went through or are going through the same thing as me.  46, 190 lb., 6'1 male.  I have been routinely tested annually for an aortic root aneurysm that was initial spotted on a CT scan in ...