Talking About Daily Life

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Once you have moved past heart valve surgery and recovery and are simply living life with your repaired or implanted heart valve, you may find it easier to talk to your friends and family about what you've gone through and your condition.


You may have questions about managing medications, exercise and healthy dietary choices. You also may have everyday concerns about medical tests and metal detectors. Your heart should be pumping blood more effectively, and you may be feeling better and more energetic.

Be sure to let your loved ones know if you experience any problems with your medications, activities or your health. Talk to your doctor if you notice a change in your health or if you have any concerns.