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.