Thread: Enlarged heart
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Old 08-02-2006, 04:26 PM   #3
Mark Felger
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Hi Walter. I agree with Kevin. It's hard to advise you without all the info.
I,m a cardiac surgeon with a good deal of experience in valvular disease. If your left ventricular diastolic dimension is greater then 7cm. then valve replacement is something you and your cardiologist should be talking about seriously. Read up on the Ross procedure and stentless/homograft root replacements. Educate yourself about the risks/benefits of coumadin. Most importantly, don;t wait until your LV function deteriorates. This will limit your surgical options and increase your perioperative risks. Just my two cents given the info at hand. Good luck.
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