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Ozaki procedure

Hi all. I'm Gill from the Rhondda valley, Wales. I am under Bristol Royal Infirmary. Should be having surgery soon on my Aortic valve. Rather than a mechanical valve I am having the Ozaki procedure. This involves taking the tissue from around the sacs of my heart and reconstructing my valve. Has anyone had this done or knows anyone who has please? Thanks ❤

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Hi Gill

I had an Aortic Valve Repair November '17. Wasn't given a particular name for the procedure and went in to hospital expecting a replacement.

As I understand it a repair is much less common than a replacement and can only be performed to correct a limited range of faults, however it has some major advantages,

No lifetime anti-coagulation, minimal risk of valve infection and generally a long lasting repair.

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Thanks for your reply. It sounds like what I am having done could be similar to you. Where did you have yours done?

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Bart's in London under Professor Uppal.

Five months on I'm very well.

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My husband has had this too following a Triple AAA at St. George’s, Tooting. Just takes Apixaban daily and no IN R checks.

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Hi Gill

I'm in Rhondda. I have just been diagnosed with Angina. Waiting to see consultant on 30th to talk about what test I need to find out how bad. Good luck with your op hope you have a speedy recovery.

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Hi. Good to hear from another Rhondda girl. Yes thanks I have recovered well although I did not have the Qzaki procedure as planned as things did not go to plan on the day. I have a mechanical valve now. It's scary when you first get any diagnosis of any heart problems but try not to worry and look after your overall health x

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I'm Wenglish lol my nan was Welsh I'm a Londoner . But my heart is Welsh. Been her 12yrs would never go back x

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Lol nearly a Rhondda girl. I'm in Treorchy where are you in the Rhondda? X

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