hi, my 12 year old son has a congenital heart defect and recently they discovered his left coronary artery is underdeveloped. the thallium stress test showed his heart isn't getting the blood supply it needs during exercise. he's had to take it easy and we're hoping teh arteries will grow. something new has started and i'm not sure how serious it is. when he was singing in church on sunday he got very breathless and felt like he couldn't catch his breath or get enough air to sing. he was fine once he stopped but complained for part of the day that his chest felt funny, cloudy (no idea what that means and he could never give me a better description).
since then, he noticed that if he's singing along to the radio, he gets that same breathless feeling. last night his brother was telling him jokes and he was laughing pretty long. he again got very breathless and was panting, like he had just been running around. i'm going to call the cardiologist today, but wondered if anyone else has experienced this and if it's something to worry about.
luanne, mom to nick, 12. born with aortic stenosis, coartation of the aorta, mitral stenosis, narrowed abdominal aorta, underdeveloped left coronary artery. 3 open heart surgeries - 2 days old, 13 months and 3 1/2 years old. 7 caths, 2 stents - subclavian artery and right coronary artery, limited activites.
Post Edited (luanne320) : 7/12/2006 5:52:29 AM (GMT-6)