1. mr.answerman says:

    His age in good health, I would believe he will do well. As with any open heart surgery he will be recovering for many weeks after the surgery. He will be tired and will rest a lot but in the long run should do fine. They will likely also do an angiogram to determine if he needs any arteries bypassed as long as they are already there. The aortic semilunar valve is a frequent valve to be replaced. I certainly do not know the condition of this man but when the valve becomes narrowed the risk exists for sudden death. So even though the surgery is a tough one, it will be better in the long run.

  2. brunettenxtdoor says:

    Excellent. My father was one of the 1st 15 candidates to receive a triple bypass surgery at age 52 and back then in 1981 technology wasn’t as advanced as it is today. The procedure was different. The surgery lasted about 15 years and then he had another surgery at age 65 to repair a leaky aortic valve. By that time he was also a diabetic and taking meds for blood pressure and he still survived the surgery!. Today we are much more advanced medically. The procedures take less time and doctors are much more experienced. Since the person you mentioned is in good health and fortunatly repairing only 1 valve he will be just fine!

    My fathers secret to surviving all his ordeals was also his attitude and love for live. He is a strong man mentally and I truly believe it also has to do with ones will to want to continue living. Encourage this person mentally that he is luckily in a day and age where he can successfully be repaired, embrace this and know he will come out of surgery fine!

    Best of luck to you. I will say a prayer for your loved one in memory of my father Robert Louis!!!

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