One year after surgery, Adult CHD patient, Edward Bauman, decided to mark the occasion by creating a video that shares his experience preparing for and immediately following his procedure. Watch to hear about his journey and his tips and tricks that may help on yours!
For more from Edward and his follow up video at year 2 post op, visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8DqjG4aB4POFb5Qtv6f-LQ
About the video’s creator:
Edward Bauman is a Brazilian living abroad in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is a Sound Designer for movies and video games and also a musician, being a member of a rock band.
He was born in 1987 with aortic stenosis and a bicuspid aortic valve, which was stable to moderate until April 2017. The severity of the valve’s condition was discovered during a regular checkup for a permanent residency application to stay in Canada.
After a few months of waiting and a few doctor visits, his open heart surgery, to insert a On-X mechanical heart valve, took place at St Paul’s Hospital, performed by Dr. Jamil Bashir. It all went very well, and now Edward continues to work as a Sound Designer and has returned to regular life activities.