Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Post Op Surgeon's Report
Dr. Bove just left us and said he's very pleased with how things went. He expects him to fly through recovery and feel much better now that the pressure load is off that valve. He used a 23mm human donor valve and pulmonary artery. Bypass time was 2 hours and his heart was stopped for 49 minutes. Tricuspid valve leakage went from severe to mild just from the new conduit! He still has mild aortic and mitral leakage, but his function is excellent and heart looks great. He was really thrilled with what little trouble they had getting back in. He said the sheet of goretex he placed over the heart last time (and again this time) probably cut an hour off the case. We are going to grab a bite and then see him at 2pm EST. his plan is to extubate today, as long as bleeding and pain are well controlled. He has three chest tube drains.
Posted by Erin Beckemeier at 11:35 AM