This 84 year old spent more than… - Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day

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This 84 year old spent more than…

“This 84 year old spent more than 70 years in pharmacy.At this age I was exercising an hour a day at Planet Fitness and not getting satisfactory results. I made an appointment with my primary care physician. In the interim I fainted three times and was unconscious for about 20 minutes each time.
My doctor detected the heart murmur and referred me to a cardiac surgeon.
I was quickly diagnosed with aortic stenosis, and
Immediately admitted through emergency department. After extensive testing and evaluation a TAVR was performed and I was discharged without restrictions as to activities. I asked for and was enrolled in Cardiac Rehab, which I thoroughly enjoyed for 3 months.
I participated in American Heart Association three mile Walk for Health, a good test for my new valve, and I further tested it by shoveling snow. All this, without pain or feeling anything but normal
You would really enjoy hearing my story IN PERSON!