Balloon aortic valvuloplasty today

We’re at the hospital and ready for Sam’s procedure to begin in about an hour. They’ve already drawn blood for labs and we’ve talked with anesthesia. We are just waiting on the doctor now. 

We will post updates here throughout the day.

   
     
UPDATE #1

Sam is in recovery. The procedure was successful at improving the narrow opening of his aortic valve from severe down to moderate. There is no leakage. The doctor expects the procedure will need to be repeated in 2-3 years. Sam will also still need valve replacement at some point later in his life. 

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