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Living with a Mechanical Valve

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Life after heart valve surgery will include some changes. It's important that you take steps to maintain and preserve your health by creating an exercise plan and changing your diet.

Learn About Anticoagulants (Blood Thinners)

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Anticoagulants (Blood Thinners)

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Once your recovery from heart valve surgery is complete, it is time to move forward. Your heart is stronger and pumping blood more effectively, which should give you renewed energy.

As you go back to work and resume your normal activities, you may have questions about what you can and cannot do now that you have a repaired or replaced heart valve. Your doctor can help you address those concerns, but it’s also good to keep these things in mind:

Managing Your Anticoagulation Medication

One of the most important jobs you will have following your recovery is working with your doctor to manage your heart valve medication through weekly or monthly testing and dosage adjustments.

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Exercise and Improving Your Health

Have you considered making changes to protect and preserve your health? Create an exercise plan and build on your successes with heart-healthy lifestyle decisions.

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Everyday Concerns

From airport security to MRIs and other medical procedures, heart patients often have a lot of questions when it comes to their repaired or replaced valve.

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