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What does DVR stand for?

DVR stands for double-valve replacements


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Dear Cheryl B: Our son recently had double valve replacement at age 37 (you can read about it in recent posts, John Turan). The very first time anyone talked to us about surgery regarding his bicuspid aortic valve, he was 17 and it was at the Mayo Clinic. They spoke about mechanical valves. It wasn’t necessary that the valve be replaced then, but I will never forget how our son wanted to know why they couldn’t do it “right now” so he could “get on” with his busy, sporty life.
Who is a candidate for minimally invasive surgery? Minimally invasive surgery is not just for low-risk patients. At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, anyone needing an isolated valve repair may be a candidate for minimally invasive surgery, and even double valve replacements.
Cardiology Angioplasty/ PTCA ASD (Atrial Septal Defect) Closure ASD and VSD (Ventricular & Atrial Septal Defects) Bi-Ventricular Pace Maker CABG -Bypass Surgery Cardiac Evaluation (include Coronary Angiogram) Carotid Angiography Double Chamber Pace Maker Procedure Charges EP Study Ablation ICD Procedure Charges / Combo Device Pace Maker Installation PDA (Patent Ductus Arteriosus) Ligation Pediatric Cardiac Surgery (Open Heart) Pediatric Cardiac Surgery (Closed Heart) Radio Frequency Ablation TOF (Correction: four abnormality correction) Valve Replacement (Double) Valve Replacement.
Three hundred and sixteen patients underwent double valve replacement (DVR) (n = 273) or AVR+MVrep (n = 43), in the period 1977 to 1997. Follow up of 100% was achieved via telephone questionnaire and review of patients' medical records. Actuarial analysis of long-term survival was determined by Kaplan-Meier method. The Cox regression model was used to evaluate potential predictors of mortality.
My valve was replaced when I was 30, almost 35 years ago. Now at the age of 65, I would not want to go through that procedure again. It has been suggested that I might need double valve replacements, or a transplant. None of these options appeal to me. I am doing really well and the surgery hounds have been called off for the time being. The important issue is: how does your father feel about the surgery? I don’t think anyone is suggesting throwing him under the bus just because of his age.