Hey dinby, Well the first thing I would do is talk to your doctor about what the heck is going on and what your looking at here. It isnt uncommon for the techs who perform the tests to be open about what they are doing but sometimes they dont have all the information before they speak...and this does cause undue anxiety for the patient. A PFO can be repaired but it does depend on where it is located in the heart. Often times someone can have a Septal Defect as I do which isnt on the outside of the heart but on the inside between the right and left ventricles of the heart. This septal defect is a "hole in my heart" approx. about the size of a penny and I have had it since birth. My Cardiologist has said that for right now as long as I dont smoke, or take birth control pills there is no need to go in and close the hole. Of course, I have alot of other health problems going on also...and I am 33 yrs old.
However, I dont blame you one bit for being upset as it does seem you were left out of the loop. I would most certianly give your doc a call and find out what in the world is going on. Please keep us up to date...Take care
Moderator: Heart & Cardiovascular Disease