I normally post on the Lupus board but I thought I would come over here because I have a lot of heart problems. I have had mild pulmonary stenosis since birth. I now have moderate pulmonary stenosis, mild aortic stenosis, heart enlargement and leaky valves. Today I was having some problems so I went to the Cardio and she is concerned that I may have a shunt. Does anyone here have that? Could you share with me what symptoms you have and what has been done for it?
I am scheduled to have a CT of my chest and heart, an echocardiogram with bubbles and a 48 hour HOlter Monitor on Friday. The doctor also mentioned the possibility of an anomaly of the veins of my heart or a possible pulmonary emoboli. I am getting pretty worried about all this. I was just diagnosed in June with Lupus and now it seems like my whole body is falling apart.
Well,thanks for listening.
Diagnosed MCTD, Fibromyalgia June 2005
Diagnosed with Aortic stenosis, leaky heart valves, heart enlargement on both left and right sides, one side larger than the other - July 2005
Congenital Heart condition-Pulmonary stenosis, High blood pressure, IBS, degenerative disc disease, vertigo
"No matter what happens, God is in control. He is God, I am not, what a relief!"