I have been reading a lot of patient stories and it helps me to stay positive about when it is my time for surgery.
I just had my yearly echo in April and my tricuspid is now almost severe and my aneurytic aortic artery has gone from 3.9 to 4.1 in the past 2 years. I also have mild regurgitation in mitral valve and slightly enlarged right side of heart because of leakage. I do feel much more winded and have difficulty doing things I did not have such difficulty doing a year ago. I have decided to schedule an apt with a cardiac surgeon at Northwestern University Hospital, Dr. Malaisrie, who Adam has interviewed several times. I want to ask him what my options will be as well as at exactly what point I will become a candidate for surgery. I have read that mortality rate with early intervention with the tricuspid valve is much better, so would like to be sure I am not waiting too long.
I would really appreciate anyone who has similar diagnosis to cotact me or communicate with me, so I do not feel so alone through this.
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