My boyfriend was diagnosed with Bacterial Encarditious in 5/09 and had OHS where they replaced aortic valve and root with human tissue. He suffered a stroke on 1/16/10 and while in hospital for that they found 2 holes and an aneurysm on the aortic valve that they had just replaced. He had a 2nd OHS on 2/10/10 and now has a mechanical valve and also had to have a bypass. He is still right side paralyzed from teh stroke and now suffering from the OHS. The Dr's cannot tell us this will not happen again, assuming he does not need another OHS in the future, what is his life expectancy?
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out. Considering the clinical history and the complications which your boyfriend has gone through, the overall prognosis doesnât appear very bright. The risk of thrombosis (clotting) or bleeding (haemorrhage) is always there in such a scenario. Hence, maintenance of the PT/INR is very important. Itâs very difficult to predict the life expectancy. However, I am afraid to say but the overall prognosis doesnât appear good.
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