What are the risks of smoking after an aorta valve heart operation?

Same as before, BAD. The risks of smoking remain the same as before the aortic valve heart operation. Heart attack, stroke, poor circulation, chronic lung disease, osteoporosis and a variety of cancers are related to cigarette smoking.

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16 month son had heart surgery for coarctation aorta. He also has bicuspid valve, 2 pulm veins into 1 on one side anat. Still has 1-2 murmur - usual?

Murmur yes. Your son had coarctation repair from the side of the chest to repair the coarctation. He stil has a murmur and that is ok. He has a bicuspid aortic valve and he has 2 pulmonary veins draining abnormally. He probably has an ASD also. He may require surgery in the future as he gets older. It will be important to continue to follow with a doctor for life, even if you move. Read more...
Murmur . Heart murmur is not always abnormal. In children "innocent murmur" can be heard. Residual murmur may be related to the bicuspid valve or anomalous pulmonary venous return. Best to be followed by a pediatric cardiologist. Read more...

Is open heart surgery the only way to address discrete subaortic stenoisis (membrane behind the aortic valve? Are there alternatives?

Subaortic stenosis. Can be congenital or acquired at different ages. You must have a cardiologist and have regular ECHOS. The SAS, usually is muscular cardiomyopathy, which narrows the tunnel for the blood to go through the valve. as the resistance increases, is indication for surgery . Cure of fixed subaortic stenosis (SAS) remains a surgical challenge. Read more...