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   Posted 6/7/2017 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, This has been bothering me for sometime now, i was 35 years old and went for a casual doctor visit and they suggested a 2-D echo, for no reason, i thought and i thought i will take it for heck of it. I used work out every day, and run upto 3 miles non-stop for 45 minutes.

After the 2-D echo they said my right side of heart was enlarged and could be a risk and i wanted to ignore it, but for some reason that confusion led me into more complications i guess.

As they suggested me to undergo TEE test and they did not warn me then, about the risk of TEE, and the doctor who was supposed to do the TEE was occupied and some other surgeon attended to do it on me and during the test, (when the tube was in my throat) he mentioned not to move and if i move, it will cause more problems and may lead to surgery. I was SHOCKED.

If this TEE test was such a risky test then why the heck did they have to do it on me. And i was frustrated and thought was done with the test.

Few months later, when i started to run again i could not even for a mile.

Few months after, i started feeling little heavy in my heart and had difficulty breathing.

After about 8 months i went to see a different doctor this time and they performed an MRI, and suspected a ASD. I was DEVASTATED.

Its been more then year now, i am having these symptoms on my day to day life, am doing fine thought but having difficulty if i had to take stress.

I do not know what to do now, should i go further to get it fixed with Catether or OHS.

Am totally confused. This is my little lost story so far...

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   Posted 6/7/2017 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello & welcome t Healing Well. Enlarged heart is common in athletes & people that are exercise buffs. What really caught my eye was you said the dr suspected ASD. If this is true, then you do not have a confirmed diagnosis. With that being said until I was given a definitive diagnosis any potential surgery would be off the table. Get your testing results & get yourself a 2nd opinion. Also, in the future, on any testing recommended that you know nothing about, do not agree to it until it has been fully explained to you on how it is done.

Take care.
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   Posted 6/7/2017 9:26 PM (GMT -7)   
susie is spot on. sending many healing thoughts.
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