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