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Had a VSD. Have teflon patch. Can cause cancer? Treatment?

I had a VSD when I was 4 months old back in 1984. I have a teflon patch and I ve been hearing things about teflon being bad for you and could cause cancer . I m also concerned that I may need to get it replaced. Also, I m concerned about the patch, because mine is so big that it has reduced the amount of blood being pumped out of my heart . According to my cardiologist , it s at 45-50 cc of blood and it s suppose to be around 60cc. What do you think about that? Are there treatments? Maybe another surgery to correct it? Options?
Asked On : Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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Hi there, I'm not aware of any cancer being caused by medicinal teflon patches. Kindly provide the reference or the supporting material. I'll not worry about cancer being caused from use of them, take care, regards
Answered: Sun, 30 Jun 2013
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