A package arrived from the Cleveland Clinic. I had asked to have my old aortic valve sent to me after it was taken out. After about five months of making it’s way through the system, here it is!
I estimate that I got at least 1.6 billion cycles out of this monoleaflet valve. Before it was cut out, I thanked him for the years of exceptional service.
My new valve passed 10 million cycles in April. It’s getting close to 20 million about now.