medium to large pfo with atrial septal aneurysm

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Date Joined Jul 2011
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   Posted 7/22/2011 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
hello. i am new to this site. recently went to emergency room with an episode of lightheadedness and the feeling of a curtain coming down in front of my eyes. my eyes stayed open the whole time but it felt like i passed out. any way i went to er the next day and i had an cpk level of 6200. brain scan and eeg came back ok. they saw something on my echo and did a transesophageal echo. i have a copy of the test results and this is what it is saying. indicaction asd atrial septal defect. interpretation summary, medium to large pfo. notice atrial septal aneurysm. mild mitral valve regurgitation. trace tricuspid regurgitation is seen. mildly elevated transarotic gradients consistent with aortic sclerosis. no evidence thrombosis in la or laa. no evidence of valve vegetation. just wondering if anyone has anyexperience with any of this? i also had a muscle biopsy while in the hospital and they do not want to discuss the heart problems until they get the results back from the biopsy, they think i also have some kind of a muscle disease that caused the cpk levels to go so high. i also have a lot of episodes of nausea, lightheaded, shortness of breath like when i breath in there is something pushing it out before i can breath in all the way. headaches, a cough, high blood pressure, sometimes vomitting. a little nervous and not sure what to expect. thanks in advance for any replys. smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 7/23/2011 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello and Welcome mandawg68
I am sure all of your problems and the biopsy have you very concerned.  I would guess maybe you would be a candidate for a PFO closure but your Drs. want to know the results of all your tests to get to the cause of all you problems. 
I have had the TEE ( twice in one day)  however no PFO.  The first cardiologist could not insert the scope and they tell me I bit her.  Oops.  Then I was sent to a different hospital with anesthesia stand by - however this cardiologist had much more experience and all went well but that was quite a day.  I understand what it feels like to go through so many tests and then the waiting for results.
I wish I could share better info with you but please know I will be waiting to hear back how your tests/biopsy turn out.
I am here for you and support you in your journey.

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