pericardectomy

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kelseykay
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   Posted 9/26/2009 9:50 PM (GMT -7)   
hi everyone, im an 18 year old girl that is going to be having this surgery, known as a pericardectomy, which is the removal of the sac around my heart. I havent really heard about anyone having this type of surgery esp. someone my age, so i was just wondering if anyone had known anybody or had had it done themselves if you could give me a little insight to it. If anyone has any information that would be great! Thanks! Kelsey

french57
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   Posted 9/27/2009 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 Hello  I am getting this operation done next month. Can I ask where you are going for your operation? It isn't a common surgery. There is another web site that might give you some answers. The Cleveland Clinic seems to be the place that does a lot of these surgeries. I wish you the best of luck.

stkitt
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   Posted 9/27/2009 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning to both of you.  I am posting a link to a thread from awhile back that may be helpful for you.

Please remember that each person's experience is unique so read the info in this thread as just that, other member's experiences.

Just click on the link:

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=42&m=833107

Wishing you the best,

Kitt


 

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EbHeart
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   Posted 10/12/2009 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to find you! I will be having a pericardectomy for constrictive pericarditis, and I would be grateful to hear from anyone who has had open heart surgery as a result of an ongoing congenital heart defect. More specifically, I have Ebstein's Anomaly (one of perhaps 40 congenital heart defects, and a rarer one) and had my tricuspid valve repaired at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester) in 2003. If anyone has encountered pericardial constriction as a result of their original congenital heart surgery and has had a pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis, please write with any helpful details and tips you are able to share. Thanks so much!  EbHeart

stkitt
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   Posted 10/12/2009 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello and welcome to HealingWell. I am sorry to hear you are facing surgery but Mayo is a good place. You can tell I am from MN, actually only 40 minutes from Rochester.



I do hope one of the members here will have some helpful info for you and I wish you the best with your surgery.



Again a warm welcome to you,



I wish you peace,



Kitt

EbHeart
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   Posted 10/20/2009 1:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Kitt, for your reply. Do you think I have posted my outreach question with the right title? I have not heard from anyone yet. I chose "pericardiectomy" but could start a new thread called "pericardiectomy to cure constrictive pericarditis." What do you think?
Thanks! EbHeart
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