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  • I'm a year out from my last heart attack and have found out I have stage 4 kidney disease. It may have resulted from my high blood pressure before my heart attacks. Has anyone else had this problem? ------------------------------ Elizabeth Atkinson Burleson ...

  • Scott, You were fortunate to be diagnosed early and planning to have surgery in January. The in-hospital post surgery care is as important as your surgeon. Walk as often as possible in-hospital and when you're back home, as your strength increases, ...

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    Aortic Aneurism

    Hi, I have been diagnosed with an aortic aneurism on my ascending aorta at the size of 5.0. My cardiologist says I should have surgery which I'm planning to do at the beginning of January 2020. Does anyone have any encouraging words going into this surgery, ...

  • Victor, I was diagnosed with a 5.0 cm aneurism on my ascending aorta that I will need surgery for around the beginning of January. Do you have any encouraging words for me going into this surgery, and as far as recovery afterwards? For me, my faith ...

  • Jeff, You are very fortunate indeed. If you've had the mechanical valve for 28 years, you were a relatively young man to have valve surgery. I had aortic aneurysm surgery in 2007, and at that time it was common to replace the aortic valve during the procedure. ...