Cardiovascular Patient

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Date Joined Jun 2011
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   Posted 6/16/2011 5:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,

I'm a newbie to this forum and was wondering. I have had a 'hole in the heart' my whole life with other symptoms to go along with it and I have a question. I normally get puffed or worn out after any exercise I do, however after 'intercourse', I am getting a tingle feeling in my fingers, lips and feet and they feel like they need to be rubbed, massaged.

EDIT: I guess we have to work out what happens during intercourse that doesn't happen during regular exercise to work out exactly what's happening and why... I have Pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect, absent morphological pulmonary arteries and large aortopulmonary collaterals.

This hasn't happened all my life, only recently and recently being maybe the last two years.

Just wondering if anyone else had information on this or maybe you've experienced the same?

Would love to hear from you.


Post Edited (jmevz) : 6/16/2011 4:28:26 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/17/2011 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome to the Forum.  I am wondering if you have discussed your concerns with your cardiologist to see if your sx are indeed related to your PFO.
Many of our members have had their PFO closed if it was causing symptoms that was bringing down their quality of life.
I wish you well,
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Date Joined Jun 2011
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   Posted 6/17/2011 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kitt,

Here is the rest of the letter from my doctor, my condition is basically the same as it was prior to the operation.

A program of staged unifocalisation of the collaterals was commenced 110196 in the hope that ultimately, closure of the ventricular septal defect and connection of right ventricle to the refashioned pulmonary arteries would be possible.

Unfortunately, the grafts became infected with staphylococcus and necessitated removal to control the infection.

We haven't done anything further, I'm presuming (after looking it up in Google), that PFO relates to the closure of the ventricular septal defect?

Thanks again for your help.

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