Gordon has Aortic Stenosis
My name is Gordon.
This story takes you on mine and Candice’s journey with Aortic Stenosis and how having valve replacement surgery completely changed my life.
The key out take for anyone reading the story is to listen to your body and if you don’t think something is right, make sure you go back to your doctor for further investigation. I’m now back to doing all the things I love and look forward to the future for myself and wife, Rae.
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Medicine X Story
Working as a medical doctor I realised that far too many people are confused about their diagnoses, their conditions, and their treatments. The language that doctors use, and what every day people understand, can be two totally different things.
We believe everyone should feel informed and empowered, so they can engage with their doctors and be involved in making medical decisions. That’s why Medicine X isn’t just another boring and complicated fact sheet – we explain medical issues through stories based on real people! It’s relatable, simple and gives you the information you need!
We hope this helps you in your journey!
Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair
Founder, Medicine X
About Aortic Stenosis Xplained
The Aortic Stenosis Xplained story is based on a real person — Gordon! It reflects his story, his experiences, and his advice to others. There have also been lots of people who contributed along the way with their stories and advice. Thanks to everyone who helped create Aortic Stenosis Xplained!
The Medicine X team is doctors, artists, and creative writers who all work to make sure of one thing — the information is easy to understand. No more medical jargon! Everything is correct and up-to-date!
Each of the stories we create is different, so there are experts in the field of aortic stenosis that have reviewed the story to ensure it is spot on in terms of medical information.
Produced in partnership with
newheartvalve.com/au is an educational website designed to provide information and support to patients diagnosed with Aortic Stenosis. From symptom checklists and patient testimonials to disease state brochures and explanations of treatment options - there are many resources available to help patients make informed decisions about their health care.
Hope for Hearts
Collaborating with Australia and New Zealand's leading specialists and institutions to create a single destination for general practitioners and patients to source trustworthy information on cardiac disease management and its latest advances. With speciality medicine advancing rapidly and clinical guidelines and indications constantly changing, it’s hard for those outside of cardiology to keep up. The Hope For Hearts program makes staying informed and connected quick and easy.
Kindly Supported By
Medicine X would like to thank their sponsor Edwards Lifesciences and partner for their collaboration on Aortic Stenosis Xplained.
Our company is driven by a passion to help patients.
We partner with clinicians to develop innovative technologies in the areas of structural heart disease and critical care monitoring to help patients live longer, healthier and more productive lives.
To find out more about Edwards Lifesciences visit www.edwards.comedwards.com