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Is there any treatment other than surgery for pulmonary valve leak ?

76 yrs. old, severe copd , lung cancer in 1999 and had surgery, no chemo or radiation. Recently diagnosed with Afib and I get out of breath easily. I take pradaxa and verapamil for the afib. I had a cold in Jan. with a cough and since then I am terribly out of breath. I have just been told I have a leaking pulmonary valve. Because of my lung surgery and copd I don t think I am a candidate for sugery. But is there any medicine that can help? The back of my neck has been hurting for a few days. Might that have anything to do with this? Thank you for any guidance you can give. I should add that I had a cardiac catheterization and received positive report.
Asked On : Mon, 4 Apr 2011
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Nephrologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query. Atrial fib is a serious disease, i suggest you go to the ER and get yourself an ecg done if u have palpitation and chest pain with breathlessness. I dont think the back pain is related. Get yourself antibiotics for the cold and cough. Wish u good health
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