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Multiple leaking heart valves
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By-Pass vs Valvular SurgeryI am curious about the severity difference between these two types of surgeries. Generally, would by-pass surgery be more dangerous, and/or, more technically difficult than valve surgery?
Treadmill ResultsWell good news for me, I passed the stress treadmill very well. Doc says to see how I do over the next two months and then return for a follow up. In other words, nothing is decided yet.
I think I flunked my treadmill!Well, I had my stress treadmill test this morning. I feel like such a wimp as I was only able to do 7 minutes total. The last session had a more severe slant and I had to just about jog which I do NOT do at age 64 and a knee replacement. It was too much for me and I kept thinking that I was going to fall off the back of the treadmill.
My first appointmentWell, I came away perplexed from my cardiology appointment. I gather that the echocardiogram readings can change based on who does the actual reading. Makes me wonder why one does the test in the first place if the grading is so nebulous.
Finally - Seeing CardiologistAfter weeks of waiting and some poor communication, I finally have my appointment scheduled with my cardiologist set for Monday, the 17th of October. Sure is a lot better than being asked to wait until the end of November.
Shortness of Breath, is it "stress" or not?I recently saw my doctor for shortness of breath and extreme lite headedness. After multiple tests and one stress management class, I was diagnosed with multiple leaking heart valves. The good news is there is no damage to the heart .
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