This is my first post and i thank you in advance for any advice you may have.
I have a congenital, bicuspid aortic valve with a very severe leak. I am seeing my surgeon for the first time at the LGi (Leeds) on August 1st.
I am 51 years young, i am a runner, i am a wine merchant and i have 2 young kids and a hectic life.
I have like everyone else on here toiled with which heart valve to go with.
1. I have decided that a mechanical valve is not for me because i am not organised enough to monitor myself correctly, i struggle to take one pill per day. Also as i stated above i am a wine merchant and have had a love for wine all my life. I want to continue drinking whenever i like without monitoring myself.
2 The thought of open heart surgery again in a few years does not appeal too much either so that rules out the pigs / cows valve.
3. Edwards Inspiris Resilia prosthetic aortic valve is the valve i would like. The reason behind this is simple. The way i see it is that even if the Edwards Inspiris Resilia prosthetic aortic valve does not last 25 years it is likely to last longer than option 2.
Agree with me or not i have made my decision so my question is which hospitals in the Uk are currently fitting the Edwards Inspiris Resilia prosthetic aortic valve?