"Artoid stenosis valve replacement"
About: Blackpool Victoria Hospital Blackpool Victoria Hospital Blackpool FY3 8NR
Posted by tony davenport
I recently had heart surgery at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The surgeon, has recently embarked on this new type of surgery in which they replace heart valves. At first I was very apprehensive because the surgeon had only performed this operation twice before. (Right anterior thoracotomy.)
The recovery time was only a week. In my case I recovered so quickly that I walked around Blackpool's Stanley Park on the third day after the surgery.
I had no pain whatsoever. My sternum and ribs were intact. Access to my heart valve was gained between the ribs, leaving only a small scar.
This has to be the heart surgery of the future and I recommend this to any patients that are suitable for this procedure. If you can get this consultant and their team to perform this, you have an extra bonus. They are truly highly professional in this type of surgery.