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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Congenital Heart Disease
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User :   My 17 year old son was diagnosed with severe mitral regurgitation, mild aortic stenosis, moderate aortic regurgitation and dilated left atrium and ventricle. He is experiencing flutters and skips in his heart beat and dizziness. Is this an emergency situation?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   Have they advised for a surgery ?
Doctor :   For the vales ?
Doctor :   *valves
User :   He is going to next wednesday for more extensive testing. So not yet
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   May I know the age of the baby and has it been congevital?
User :   He is 17 years old and they are saying it is congenital
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Please do not delay any further .
User :   Should I take him to the emergency room?
User :   Or just contact his doctor in the morning?
Doctor :   If they have posted for a reconsultation for a further evaluatuion, they would do a surgery.
User :   Oh dear
Doctor :   As of now, If he is experiencing flutters , dizziness then please do take him for a temporaray medication.
Doctor :   Surgery is the best way to treat , dont worrry.
Doctor :   May I know form which place are you from ?
User :   Do you know anything about Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana? We are from Indiana, In the Ohio Valley
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are they going to plan a surgery for him there ?
User :   As of now, but I have been reading alot about the Cleveland Heart Hospital in Ohio. rated as the top cardiatric hospital in thU.S.
Doctor :   Yes, you are right.
User :   What would you do if it were your son?
Doctor :   Cleveland is supposed to be the best.
User :   thank you. Also repair if possible is better than replacement is that right?
Doctor :   I would take himm there
Doctor :   It depends whether there is a Valvoplasty or a Total valve replacemnet , most of the decisions can be taken on the surgical table.
User :   what is a valvoplasty
Doctor :   A repair on the same valves .
Doctor :   I would say that there will be not the smallest symptom after the surgery.
Doctor :   Please dont worry.
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Do you want me to help you with anything else ?
Doctor :   Thank you for ocnsulting me
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.Take care.Bye for now.
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