I HAVE A PFO & ATRIAL ANEURYSM. LEFT TO RIGHT SHUNT & SILENT MI

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Twmastermc15
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   Posted 3/3/2012 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   


HI ALL JUST JOINED. IN PROCESS OF SEEING CARDIOLOGIST FOR FIRST TIME. LAST WEEK HAD ECG. ABNORMAL Q WAVE DETECTED. THEN OFF FOR ECHO. FOUND SILENT LEFT VENTRICLE MI. PFO WITH LEFT TO RIGHT SHUNT AND ATRIAL ANUERYSM. MILD LEFT VENTRICLE CARDIOMYOPATHY. PHEW. A LOT TO DIGEST AND HANDLE AS I AM SO-CALLED VERY PHYSICALLY FIT AND EAT A VERY GOOD HEALTHY DIET WAS INSTANTLY PUT ON BABY ASPRIN, LINISOPRIL AND LIPITOR. I THINK THAT THE SILENT MI FOR ME IS THE MOST WORRISOME RIGHT NOW. OH.....IM A 10 WEEK PREMATURE TWIN AT BIRTH. 58 YEAR OLD FEMALE. HEY WE ALL END UP PAYING YES? QUITE A SHOCK

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   Posted 3/4/2012 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome to the forum.  Your right, that is a lot to absorb all at once.  I would think that your cardiologist will look at all your problems and then make a recommendations re a plan of care for you.  AS you probably know your PFO has been with you all of your life but has not appeared to cause you any major problems up to this point.  Starting you on medications feels like the right approach from what I know.  I am not a physician however. 
 
My husband was dx with cardiomyopathy in September with mild mitral valve regurge which was a big shock to us too.
 
Anytime we learn we have had a heart attack we become concerned so your worries are certainly valid.  Do keep working with your cardiologist and consider a second opinion if you feel it is warranted. You deserve to have the best information and options available to you to prevent any other events.
 
Take care and do let us know how you are doing. My prayers are with you.
 
Kindly,
Kitt
 
 
 
 
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ragolia1
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   Posted 3/5/2012 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there! I just read your posting re: your ASD/PFO. I am letting you know that you are not alone! I had the same diagnosis after having a TIA (mini stroke) in September of 2011. After going to many specialists, I am thankful that I finally found a cardiologist that confirmed my TIA was due to a "hole in my heart" the PFO. In my case I was diagnosed on January 5, 2012. I had It closed with a cribriform septal occluder on February 6. It was a success! I was a 5 out of 5 (very bad). I am now at a 1! I had the procedure done with catheters so I have no scarring. Despite the overwhelming feelings I initially felt, because I too consider myself very healthy and fit. Plus I had no idea I had this condition. oh, and I am 50. Unfortunately I do not know what the silent left ventricle MI is. I currently am on 75 mg Plavix, and 325 mg aspirin. I have excellent cholestrol levels, low blood pressure, etc. I want to let you know my procedure was a success, and I am grateful that I am on the healing side of this! If you have any questions, or just want to get more information, I would be more than willing to lend an ear. Best wishes and please let me know how it goes.
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