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February 2012 Blog Posts (2)

Pump Head?

Hello,

My first post.  Glad I found you all.

I had an AVR in 1996.  The St Jude mechanical that Dr. Fred Grover (blessings upon him) put in is working just fine.  I am still experiencing the same post brain fog, all these years later.

My wife tells me I am not experiencing this, she does not believe that there could be a relationship between bypass for extended periods of time and memory and cognition issues.  I am certain of the change in my life, there are large blocks…

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Added by brian morrissey on February 20, 2012 at 18:49 — 4 Comments

11 months on, and it's good news

Today, now that I have Spanish state healthcare cover, I finally managed to have a check-up with a member of the cardiovascular surgery team in the hospital where they saved my life last March; I had a Type A dissection, with emergency surgery, during which my aorta was replaced with a dacron prosthesis from the root as far as the iliac junction, along with arch.

My consultation lasted less than 10 minutes, though he looked closely at my latest X-ray, blood test results and ECG from…

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Added by Tim Manning on February 2, 2012 at 20:37 — 3 Comments

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