I don't want to hi-jack Arnold's thread anymore so I'll start a new one.
I'm still debating tissue vs. mechanical and a tiny thought crossed my mind this morning. What if my breast cancer comes back (God forbid), it's something we survivors think about all the time. If so, I wonder which would be the best valve to have implanted now.
When I went through chemo 3 years ago I knew I had the BAV and we went with an old chemo that they used years ago, not the hard stuff they use these days as it is very hard on the heart. What if I have to do chemo again?? I'm pretty sure a tissue would be handled the same way as my mangled one, does a mechanical act any differently with chemo??