Topic: aortic stenosis

During the process of radiation and oral chemo (xeloda) my blood pressure
was low and I did not require the usual blood pressure med taken for 20 yrs.  I had an echocardiogram prior to the whipple for a cardiac clearance for surgery and no evidence of aortic stenosis was revealed.  Now 17 weeks post op a 2nd echo reveals aortic valve stenosis.   
I have no symptoms of cardiac insufficiency at present and will discuss this further with the onocologist next week.

Regards and my best to everyone!
Ray

Re: aortic stenosis

The more we find out the more we know how wierd this CC is and how strange the many things that occur. Good luck at the Doc next week.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Re: aortic stenosis

If I may ask a question why did they do an echocardiogram. I am scheduled for a whipple but that is not on my list of before things to do but I am reading that it is a common thing to have done.

Re: aortic stenosis

Ray.......I am sorry to hear for something new to have popped up.  Guess, we can never let our guards down.  Hopefully all you need to do is to cut back on heavy, physicial exercise. 
Good luck and best wishes,
Marion

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