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sundco
Wed Nov 22, 2017, 10:16 PM
I want to know if any MDS patient has had open heart surgery to replace an aortic valve and been successful. My platelet count is under 50K with stage one. How do I post this question? Your site seems to have no way for me to start a new thread for this subject or ask the general question of all MDS subscribers
What is the procedure. I registered properly. HELP

Marrowforums
Thu Nov 23, 2017, 12:08 PM
sundco,

Welcome.

Click here to start a new thread in the MDS forum, or go to that forum and click the New Thread button.

lisa3112
Sat Nov 25, 2017, 10:34 PM
Good question. If you need a new valve the medical staff should be able to manage your bloods with both the cardiac surgeons and heamatology. If you get a mechanical valve patients generally go on blood thinners so you dont have clots. But as your platlets are low, heam will probably advise the surgeons what meds to use. I personally dont see why you couldnt have the surgery... Depending on your age, other risk factors and how damaged the valve is.
On a side note, where I work they do trancatheter aortic valve implantations on elderly patients who might not recover well post surgery. So they can do implants through the groin. But yes depends on your case.

dchurchill49
Sat Mar 31, 2018, 12:16 PM
I had oe 5 day treatment November 2017. I stopped treatment as my hematoligst told me it was not chemo. I got a second opinion from Mayco Clinic and they told me I should never agree to treatments unless I have another bone marrow biopsy. which I will May 2nd.
My blood nembers have gotten worse after this treatment of Vidaza. My question if how long will it take for my blood to recover?