Just a short introduction about myself and my condition. I am a 49 year female diagnosed with D/C about 3 years from the family doctor, I didn't have any of the systems that comes with this, the dr caught it listening to my chest in a yearly checkup, so who knows how long I had it. I feel pretty normal, what ever that maybe, sometimes my breathing is short, I take all the well know pills,like everyone else. This year I retired from work, I thought lets not push this conditon, even tho I felt pretty good. Next spring 2007, I will be going to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ontario Canada, not sure what the plan is, maybe some stem cell,keep you posted on that. Take Care, hope to chat with some with the same condition.