Endocarditis and other heart valve problems

Discuss your experiences with endocarditis and other heart valve problems.


two years today

  • By irish-heart · New reply April 20, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • it's been two years today since my open heart surgery for my new heart valve and asending aortia graft, two years that I would not have had if I did not have the operation. it's a day to reflect for me ...

Bicuspid Aortic Valve surgery

  • By rainbowluann · New reply March 31, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • I was born with a Bicuspid Aortic Valve. I am 66 now and the doctors want me to have it replaced with a pig valve. I have many other health problems. Asthma. Chemical sensitivities, Primary Immune deficiency ...

mechanical mitral valve replacement

  • By trentity31 · New reply February 27, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • ok this one stumped me i had a mechanical valve put in in 2011 now after having problems a new echo and heart cath shows that the valve i had put in is leaking and not fuctioning properly due to the fact ...

Mitral valve repair rehab

  • By timgergen · New reply February 11, 2014
  • 17 replies
  • Going on 10 weeks after repair surgery, 67 yr male great shape before non symptomatic....but severe regurgitation ...elected to get repair. Seems to me there are few guidelines or good information on ...

Aortic and pulmonary regurgitation

  • By MilesL · Posted February 10, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Hi. I am 38 years old and was diagnosed with mild aortic and pulmonary regurgitation last summer. I was put on aspirin, metoprolol 12.5 to slow my heart rate, as well as nitroglycerin for chest pain ...

Aortic mechanical valve

  • By 5014sheila · New reply January 22, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • It's been six years since I had a St. Jude Aortic Mechanical heart valve put in. The last few months, I've started having chest pain, and shortness of breath, just like before my surgery. Any ideas? I ...

I Click Therefore I Am...

  • By LeslieKirk · New reply January 7, 2014
  • 42 replies
  • I am happy to be alive really I am. Today I just feel like griping about the damn clicking noise my Mitral Valve makes. I'm supposed to be happy to hear the clicking and let it be a constant reminder ...

shortness of breath and chest pressure

  • By jeffcolbert0221 · New reply November 10, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • I had an aortic value replacement about eight months ago just before my 27 birthday ! I haven't been the same since. I get shortness of breath , dizziness and Im always tired feeling . lately Ive been ...

Aortic mechanical valve and pregnancy

  • By nessacat79 · New reply November 5, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • After getting endocarditis last year I had emergency heart surgery and had my prosthetic aortic tissue valve (which saw me through two successful pregnancies) replaced with a mechanical one. I recently ...

infective endocarditis

  • By fortune300 · New reply November 2, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • i know this is for women but i couldn't find on for men. My husband 53 has this on his tricuspid valve about 2 centimenters in size. really had no real symptoms has been on iv antibitics for 4 weeks ...

BAV and Ascending Thoracic Aneurysm

  • By janmouse · New reply October 24, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • In 1994, at the age of 31,I had open heart surgery for what it seems they are now labeling "a congenital Bicuspid Aortic Valve". I have a St. Jude's mechanical valve so I have been on Coumadin therapy ...

Mitral Valve Replacment

  • By Candiheart · New reply October 10, 2013
  • 23 replies
  • 2 months after surgery I'm short of breath... Is this right? It's the reason I had surgery in the 1st. Place. My fatigue is better. But, I still can't do anything without being out of breath. Any insight ...

aortic valve insufficiency

  • By lubdubswoosh · New reply October 7, 2013
  • 12 replies
  • I'm 42 and have been short of breath for years and experienced chest pain with high intensity workouts. I also periodically have a squeezing feeling in my heart area with constant mild pain radiating ...

Help! Fluid & chest pain 2 weeks after aortic valve replacement

Happyaslarry (Inactive)
  • By Happyaslarry (Inactive) · New reply October 6, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • Hi all, just wanting some help, my Mum had open heart surgery to replace a leaky aortic valve. It is a hereditary condition and was replaced with a pig valve and she is 74 years old. She had surgery on ...

Open heart surgery

  • By Just25 · New reply September 18, 2013
  • 13 replies
  • I had open heart surgery a month ago and I wanted to know if its normal to still be in pain and my right boob hurts really bad and wondering if that's normal ...

Some Concerns 7 Weeks after Heart Surgery

  • By matty311 · New reply September 16, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • On July 12th 2013 I was admitted to the hospital for endocarditis resulting from a and sever aortic insufficiency/regurgitation resulting from a bicuspid valve disorder related infection. one week later ...

Aortic valve stenosis

  • By ANDEY · New reply September 13, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • Hi My sister was diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis - she had a TEE performed on Monday which showed a 96% blockage. She will hopefully meet with the cardiothoracic surgeon very soon. I have read that ...

Metoprolol and Vitamin Supplements/Energy Drinks

  • By usruza · New reply September 10, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • So, I posted yesterday about having weird feelings of congestion or blood flow when my heart beat. I though about this issue and I realized that I had added a vitamin supplement to my diet (it is an Advocare ...

Pulmonary Hypertension/Mitral Valve Disease

  • By usruza · New reply September 9, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • Hi there, I'm new here. I am 35 years old and in 2010 I found out that I had severe troubles with my mitral valve due to Rheumatic Fever as a child. It was so bad, I could barely breathe and would sweat ...

PVC's and Mitral Valve Disorders

  • By Anne61 · New reply September 7, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • Here goes. I have a general question relating to pvc's and mitral valve issies. I have experienced pvc's on and off for probably 35 years and disgnosed with mitral valve prolapse 40 years ago. The valve ...

Things you can do

Support WomenHeart

Help WomenHeart reach its goals and support people like yourself by making a donation today.

Donate to  WomenHeart

Discussion topics

Heart health links and resources

The SCAD Ladies Stand Up -- Read the special report

Community leaders


The information provided by this online support network through WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease and Inspire is for general informational purposes only. The information is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnoses, or treatment. If you are ill, or suspect that you are ill, see a doctor immediately. In an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease never recommends or endorses any specific physicians, products or treatments for any condition.