Some of you may remember I posted a little while ago about my daughter who had suffered an episode of AF in the summer last year. She has been taken off warfarin and recently underwent an angiogram and had measurements taken of the pressures inside her heart. The specialist decided her pressures were 3 times higher than they should have been. It has been decided that a new valve is needed within the next 6 months. But before they can do this she has to have a stent fitted at BHI next Friday. Can anyone give me any advice on how long she is likely to need to recover? What can we expect after the operation? We have no appointment for a pre-op so no time to ask the questions we need as we did prior to her angio-gram so any advice for her as the patient and myself as the carer would be greatly appreciated.