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Had Afib. Feeling tired. Echocardiogram showing PFO in the upper chamber of heart and mitral aortic valve leakage. Need surgery?

I m a 49 year old 130 lb 5 5 very active woman. I own a equestrian farm and teach and train show horses. I ve had afib since 2006 but its not often enough to have had more tests. In the past 6months I ve been extremely tired and the afib has been happening alot last Sunday I passed out at a horse show and was taken to the hospital. They did a echocardiogram and found I have PFO in the upper chamber of my heart and my mitral and aortic valves are leaking mild to moderate. am I a candidate for surgery?
Asked On : Wed, 8 Aug 2012
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Hi,since you have Afib with evidence of PFO You are at risk of embolisation,hence you consult your Cardiologist and discuss the feasibility of percuatneous PFO occluder device-which is non-surgical procedure.Also as of now your Mitral and Aortic valve don't need any intervention at present but clarify with your Cardiologist whether its rheumatic infestation of these valves-if so you need penicillin injection prophylaxis.Hope this information is useful to you.Take care and wish you good health.
Answered: Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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