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  • Important announcement for all ascending aortic aneurysms (Bentall) patients:  FDA approves Edwards Lifesciences' ready-to-implant aortic valved conduit JULY 15, 2020 BY CHRIS NEWMARK The Konect Resilia aortic valved conduit (AVC) ...

  • Ian, I've only had 1 panic attack in my life so far (and hopefully never more, ever, ever again) when I was in my 20's, so I can't give advice about that, but I've dealt with major depression for most of my life. In my late 40's I finally got a handle ...

  • Welcome, Ian. Wow, you've been through a very difficult and frightening experience. I had a "widow maker" heart attack (100% blockage of my LAD artery) on May 22nd.  I underwent an emergency catheterization that day and had 3 stents placed in my LAD, ...

  • Hello, Ian, Rest assured, your post-injury experiences are not uncommon and, indeed, it can get much much better than you can presently foresee. (Admittedly, COVID puts you in a more complicated situation than most of ...

  • Ian, Sounds like you are having a bit of a tough time. My research indicates that approximately 12% of heart patients discharged from hospitals after experience "clinically significant" PTSD. Note that "clinically significant" is an important distinction ...