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While Dr. Starr was not my surgeon 4 years ago when my aortic valve was replaced, I am forever indebted to him for his brilliant work. Thank you, Dr. Starr. Your interview today has been very interesting. As patients, we have meetings with our surgeons, but given the daunting nature of open heart surgery, many of us never have enough knowledge to ask all the questions that you were, today, answering. Fascinating. For anyone reading today who may be anticipating heart valve surgery, I would like to invite you to an online forum where you can garner much needed support and non-professional medical advice about valve surgery. www.valvereplacement.org It was founded a decade ago by a man who had had a valve replacement and saw a need for an online community where problems, concerns and support could be exchanged. For many, it has been a godsend as it is a simple and very caring group of people. Again I would like to extend my appreciation to Dr. Starr for his persistence and dedication which has given extended life to so many fortunate people.
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