pfo diagnosed, now dr says do nothing?

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katykgn
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   Posted 9/7/2005 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I am new, my name is katy.  I am 28 and have been dianosed with PFO.  It all started a few months ago, I was having spells where my heart would start racing, I would start sweating, I would get very dizzy and weak.  My Dr. sent me to a cardiologist and he asked if i got migraines, I thought what does what have to do with anything.  I told him that I have had migraines since I can remember.  He said I might have PFO. so we did the stress test, the echo, and the bubble test.  He wasn't 100%, but he though i did have it, so then we did the TEE, which is where they put a scope down my throat and looked at my heart, which found a small hole.  Now after all that he says take an asprin a day for the rest of your life and you'll be fine.  should I get another opinion?

SaraTG
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   Posted 9/7/2005 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
>>>>He wasn't 100%, but he though i did have it, so then we did the TEE, which is where they put a scope down my throat and looked at my heart, which found a small hole.  Now after all that he says take an asprin a day for the rest of your life and you'll be fine.  should I get another opinion?<<<<
 
  I had never heard of this before but I`ve spent the past hour researching online and found a bunch of websites about it and from what I`ve read it sounds as if his testing and advice match what I have read...But if you are concerned by all means have a second opinion..Here`s a fairly detailed website on this topic:
 

Teri16
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   Posted 9/7/2005 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Katy and Welcome to HealingWell! tongue
 
I'm sorry that you've had to go through all of this already!  Sara, has pointed you in the right direction. 
Thank you, Sara!! yeah
 
We've had a couple of others that have come here before with this - I'll see if I can find their posts and bring them up for you to read, Katy.
 
Best Wishes to you and please come back here for any questions you might have!
 
Hugs, Teri tongue
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katykgn
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   Posted 9/7/2005 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the info. Sara and Teri. It helped! I juess I the type of person who says if there is a problem fix it. And for the Dr. to say take asprin and you'll be fine, was kind of hard to swallow. Thanks again!

Teri16
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   Posted 9/7/2005 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Sara, you are so very welcome!! Hugs, Teri :)
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