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Aortic Valve Leak and Kidney disease

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  • Aortic Valve Leak and Kidney disease

    I have a rare kidney disease It is FGN Fibrillary Glomerulonephritis: My GFR is hanging around 28 to 31 so it is getting to the point where I have to prepare for Dialysis. I have had a Aortic Valve leak for about 20 years. Now it is into the severe stage where I have to consider surgery to fix it. My question is my valve leak making my heart working so it is making my kidney disease progress faster? I know I am short of breath all the time and my legs hurt a lot. The Cardiologist did a TEE to see how bad it was and it is now severe and he is sending the results for a surgeon to look at. How long do I wait if I can or is it already causing more damage to my kidneys? I know I need to have the surgery before I go on dialysis. Any one have the same issue with open heart surgery. Thanks