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Posted on Fri, 3 Feb 2023
Question: Please see attached report and please be as brutal as possible with your response. Do not sugarcoat your response at all. also answer the below questions that I have. Thanks



1. What is an approximate recovery time before resuming mid daily activities?
2. Approximate time after surgery before rehab will start?
3. With the valve replacement, what options are there besides opening my chest?
4. What is the survival rate for this type of surgery based on my condition?
5. What is the possibility of recovering from this surgery and continuing a healthy active life?
6. What is the longevity/life expectancy of this type of surgery?
7. Will I have to be on medication for the remainder of my life? If so, what?
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Follow up: Dr. Ilir Sharka (37 minutes later)
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (12 hours later)
Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome to - Ask a Doctor - service!

I passed carefully through medical history and report tests and would explain as follows:

1. It would be necessary a period of approximately 1 - 3 months of recovery and rehabilitation before getting to your previous daily activities.

2. Rehabilitation may be started around 2 weeks after surgery.

3. Unfortunately surgery is the best option for your clinical situation as there is also need for treatment of ascending aorta aneurysm.

4. When performed in an experienced surgical center the survival rate is greater than 95%.

5. When appropriately done, recovery rate is quite high and turning to a normally live is common.

6. Chances for a long life are high if medical follow up and treatment is appropriately performed.

7. Yes you need medication thereafter, including anticoagulation, may be diuretics, etc. according to ongoing clinical conditions.

Hope to have been helpful!

Please let me know in case of any further questions.

Kind regards,

Dr. Ilir Sharka
cardiologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ilir Sharka (3 hours later)
Will my chest have to be completely opened or what are the different types of surgical incisions that can be performed? What are some concerns that I need to be aware of moving forward? Also, can you tell me why does this condition usually happen among people? Does it have to do with drinking, smoking or genetics etc???? I need as much information as possible please
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (48 hours later)
Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello again!

There are different surgical techniques of thoracotomy( standard or minimal).

Of course like every surgical intervention, it imposes you to some risks: bleeding, infection, etc. , but the risk is really low considering the risk of complications from the disease itself.

This condition is usually related to uncontrolled high blood pressure, smoking and genetics( hereditary).

Hope you will find this information helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Please See Attached Report And Please Be As Brutal As

Unable to upload documents. Can you please send me an email address to send medical paperwork to?