Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Probably Around for Awhile

Annual cardiologist visit; also, he is retiring.  He tells me my EKG is unchanged since 2015, which is good.  I asked about how long before next aortic valve replacement, and he indicated no signs of degradation so something else will probably get me before I need a replacement.  Also, he says the transarterial valve replacement (TAVR) procedure's mortality rate is falling faster than expected.  This is done through the femoral artery, so no cutting you open.  This sounds a lot more tolerable.