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Brent W
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Date Joined Nov 2005
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   Posted 11/27/2005 1:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, at the age of 16 I suffered from Endocarditis, I've had a VSD all my life and have been told it would never cause a problem.  However, when I was 16 I came down with the IE, made it through that trauma.  Now at the age of 22, Just 4 weeks ago I suffered from percarditis.  I've been instructed by several doctors and surgeons that I should have the hole closed.
Although my case is very uncomplicated now, because I only have one hole that needs to be closed and maybe some minor repair on the tricuspid valve.  I was wondering if anyone had anything similar to this?
I'll be having the surgery at the Univ. of Michigan.  Any feedback on any of this is much appreciated.

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   Posted 11/28/2005 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Brent,  Wow I am so sorry for all you have been through.  I can at least kinda understand, I also have a VSD and am 32 yrs old.  It was not dx'ed until Sept of this year when doctors also found that I had Bradycardia and Orthostatic Hypotensin.  I had to get a pacemaker for the Bradycardia since my heartrate was staying in the low 30 range.  The Hypotensin they have yet to figure out.  I live in Missouri and there are some execellent doctors here.  As for the VSD I have been told as long as I dont smoke or take birthcontrol it should be fine.  I know it is scary when they are messing with your heart. Good Luck!  I will be thinking of you.


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   Posted 12/1/2005 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Brent!  I wish you the best of luck with your surgery!  Let us know when you will be having the surgery!  God Bless, Pat

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