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I Had Open Heart Surgery

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    Right Ventricle Heart Tumour - Hi everyone, Last year I found out I had a heart tumour. From the accidental diagnosis to lying on the surgeon's table was a matter of months. I was...
    chickwithscars chickwithscars 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2012

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    Asd Repair - Hello friends -- just want to kick off my membership in this group by saying that I too am a heart surgery survivor. I was born with an Atrial Septal Defect [ASD...
    annexthecelt annexthecelt 18-21, F 3 Responses May 4, 2011

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    Hello - I am Danielle I am 19 I live in Harrisburg Pennsylvaina I had 2 open heart suguries back in 1991 when I was born and I had my second sugurey in 2007.. I also had Sugurey on...
    DanielleLovesSteelers DanielleLovesSteelers 18-21 4 Responses Feb 18, 2011

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    Strange Behavior - Well, I was a classic heart attack. 4 sprays of nitro got me to the ER and a stent. The other 3 arteries needed a bypass ASAP. So 2 weeks later they sawed me...
    betterred betterred 41-45 Oct 8, 2010

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    Questions About Emotional/psychic Recovery - Hello, I'm 33 and 3 years ago I had my aortic valve replaced. I almost didn't survive the surgery and my BP dropped to 50/30. At that...
    Febrile Febrile 31-35, F 4 Responses May 23, 2012

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    I Have Had Open Heart Surgery - 3 months after my first son was born I had open heart surgery. It was something I was not prepared for and never expected. Before I had my surgery I...
    gidget696 gidget696 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2013

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    Straight From My Heart-An Epic Tale Of 4 Open Heart Surgeries! - It’s not often in one’s life that we experience something so extraordinary that it becomes unprecedented. Maybe...
    Scrabbleguy Scrabbleguy 56-60 1 Response Mar 29, 2013

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    Chafing And Irritation After Heart Surgery - I had quadruple bypass surgery seven weeks ago and my recovery is going nicely... except for one thing:  the irritation and chafing...
    FligNarson FligNarson 56-60 2 Responses Aug 30, 2011

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    Zipper Club - Shortly after I was born the doctors convinced my parents to baptise me incase I did not survive, as I had two holes in my heart and required open heart surgery. In...
    DaughterDestiny DaughterDestiny 16-18, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2008

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    Moving On From A Real Nightmare...and staying positive! - My journey actually starts back in 2003 when I was first told I had an Aortic Root Aneurysm. Don't worry, I'm going to...
    idmt1234 idmt1234 41-45 1 Response Jan 22, 2013

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    With my family my will is written it's whatever brings smiles and good vibes
    Jadewaves Jadewaves 26-30, F Feb 27

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    I was only 2 months older the time of my operation. I'm looking for someone who had the surgery around 1990.
    Lizsiri Lizsiri 22-25, F Mar 10

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    Coarctation Of The Aorta - I was born with coarctation of the aorta. Aortic coarctation is a narrowing of part of the aorta (the major artery leading out of the heart). It is a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Feb 13, 2013

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    I've Had Open Heart Surgery - I had quintuple heart bypass surgery jan. 2013. I also am diabetic and have high blood pressure. I am even riding my bicycle around 15 miles a day,but...
    cowpit79 cowpit79 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 6, 2013

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    My Story - I was born with pulmonary atresia with septic ventricular defect and i have had my aortic valve and conduit replaced two times. I have heart disease. I have had 4 open...
    barrelbabe230 barrelbabe230 18-21 Jul 17, 2010

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    Asd. - I was very young when I was told there was a whole in my heart, but my parents were told it could fix it self because it was such a small defect and I was so young. Years...
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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    I font know if I have a future ....
    Jadewaves Jadewaves 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 27

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    Aortic Valve Replacement - My story starts in April 2012, when I found out I needed surgery to fix my valve. I have known I had a valve problem since I was 9 months old. I'll keep...
    EmeraldStorm EmeraldStorm 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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    Childhood Surgery - I had open heart surgery in 1965 when I was 7 years old. My surgery was coartaction of the aorta, was radical Surgery for the time. They had to wait for me to...
    golfer10 golfer10 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 18, 2012

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    :i Had Open Heart Surgery : - AH years ago when not much was known compared to now i had heart surgery i was 5 years old i still have the scar today it did not really alter my...
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 29, 2012

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    Open Heart Surgery Complications For Almost 3 Years. - I had open heart surgery in Oct 2010 to repair an aneurysm in my aortic root and a bicuspid aortic valve. I have an...
    LieutenantLumpy LieutenantLumpy 26-30, M Aug 3, 2013

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    Asd With Papvc - hi , my mother had taken OHS for ASD closure and for reroutimg of PAPVC into LA and after that i got to know reroutimg of PAPVC into LA is same as ASD . can some...
    rameshbctl rameshbctl 22-25 Nov 5, 2012

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    Scared - i had a mild heart attack a few days ago, ended up in the hospital and now theyve kept me until my surgery scheduled for 11/29/11, and I am scared. Although the fear comes...
    chezy60 chezy60 51-55 3 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    My Open Heart Surgery Story - well to start off I was born with a heart defect and no 1 knew.. the doctor my mom chose said it was bronchial asthma. Well Finally when I was 5 years...
    Feb 8, 2013

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    I Had Open Heart Surgery - Hi, Im 24 years and just recently had my 3rd open heart. I was what they call the "blue baby", when i was 8 days old i had my first open heart. I had...
    kitkat0688 kitkat0688 22-25 Feb 7, 2013

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    My 3rd Surgery - I never realize that many people had heart surgeries at their young ages. I am going to have my 3rd heart surgery in less than 2 weeks, I am not worried or scared...
    michellie1214 michellie1214 18-21 1 Response Dec 29, 2012

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    Had Open Heart Surgery 8 Days Ago - Hello just wanted to share my experience with open heart surgery I was born with VSD other wise a hole in the heart live with it for 47 years...
    william47 william47 46-50, M 16 Responses Oct 7, 2009

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    I had my surgery done in January of 2014. I had a quadruple by-pass and an aortic valve replacement at 56. No stitches which makes it nice. Have been in and out of the hospital...
    spr52 spr52 56-60, F Apr 6

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    You Never Can Be Sure - I am 62 and in pretty good physical shape, or so I thought! One day my grandson ask me to run in an obstacle race with him for the little league. I've...
    averageguy62 averageguy62 61-65, M Aug 12, 2013

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    Nurses Curse - Hi In May of this year (2009) I had emergent cabg.  three jumps. I am a Registered Nurse who has worked in Open heart units and in Surgical and Mecical ICU...
    Deanswork Deanswork 51-55, M Nov 14, 2009

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    Severe Aortic Stenosis - On July 3, 2013 I found out that I had severe aortic stenosis. On Aug 2, 2013 Dr David Adams performed OHS on me and replaced my calcified bicuspid aortic...
    jkwol jkwol 61-65, M 3 Responses Nov 2, 2013

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    Open Heart Surgery - Hi, I'm 21 years old and im about to have my 3rd open heart surgery this year.. I was born with 2 holes in my heart, and when i was 8 months old I had my first...
    lis710 lis710 18-21 3 Responses Oct 7, 2012

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    Aortic Valve Replacement - Hi I'm 48 I found out 2 years ago my aortic valve was not working I had surgery 3 weeks ago I still get a lot of pain between my shoulder blades and...
    Sandra1234567 Sandra1234567 46-50 5 Responses Apr 30, 2012

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    3 Weeks After Ohs Now. Recovery Is Hard Work!! - I'm 19, had my second open heart op there 3 weeks ago. wow.. it is tough work, not the operation, its when you get home and have to...
    Irishmissy Irishmissy 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 4, 2011

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    Anomalous Origin Left Coronary Artery Resulting In Ohs - Hi everyone, After a short run one morning i came home with severe chest pains. I blew it off since I'd been in recovery...
    mylouie2 mylouie2 46-50, F 1 Response May 19, 2011

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    Actually, I'm scheduled for open heart surgery on March 27th. I have a congenital defect: apical hypertrophic cardiopathy, which has caused AF and aflutter to the point where I...
    nwWarbler nwWarbler 61-65, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Heart Bypasss Surgery The Second Time - Not Funny - I was awakened very earlly one November morning in 2008 with severe chest pains.  I mmediately knew that I was having a...
    kenrh kenrh 66-70 2 Responses Nov 12, 2010

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    Ive Had Two Open Heart Surgery By The Age Of Twenty - When i was sixteen years old i was diagnosed with endocarditis. Its a bacteria that atacks the mitral valve and then it...
    lildaddysdevil lildaddysdevil 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 25, 2010

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    My mom will undergo open heart surgery, 1week ago when we confine her at the Manipal Hospital, thanks to PlacidWay who help us find this great heart hospital. My family are praying...
    gretchenhill gretchenhill 26-30, F Jan 8

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    My Wife Called Me A Big Baby - After 13 stents my Doctor told me I could not just keep eating nitro pills like M&Ms and expect to stay alive. My first few times of having stents...
    marriedup marriedup 56-60, M Mar 30, 2013

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    I had a thrombectomy in the ascending aorta of the heart. Had my surgery on January 6th. Still recovering and trying to get back to normal life. Would love to talk to someone going...
    Narkaa Narkaa 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    Nothing Special...just Surgery - I was 15 when I had my surgery. It was to repair an Atrial Septal Defect (ASD). My parents divorced when I was 7 and I guess I did not really...
    likeliness likeliness 41-45, F Oct 31, 2012

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    :) - I was at the mall today and seen my cardiologist!
    Poohbear117 Poohbear117 13-15, F Aug 24, 2013

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    Open Hear Surgery - i HAD OPEN HEART SURGERY AT AGE 3, IM NOW 29 AND FEEL FINE, BUT SOMETIME I GET A PAIN IN MY CHEST. mY SISTER SAID I NEED TO GET CHECKED BECAUSE THERE IS A...
    jasminegreening jasminegreening 26-30 1 Response Oct 21, 2012

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    Just Imagine - as if growing up sickly recieving injections every month was not enough, doctor told me needed an op to fix my 2 yes 2 valves. was in university finished my degree...
    sleeplesslyticking sleeplesslyticking 26-30, M Sep 9, 2012

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    Widow Maker - I started to have problems with shortness of breath, chest pain, arm and neck pain and breaking out in a cold sweat and shaking when I was 38 years old. my father had...
    everydayjoe everydayjoe 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 24, 2012

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    I was having a lot of chest pain, and growing up with Marfan's syndrome I was told that a little chest pain here and there was normal but yearly they kept an eye on my heart since...
    healingheart13 healingheart13 22-25, F Mar 6

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    I Have Had 6 Open Heart Surgeries - Hello, my name is Kimberly and I am 23 years old. I was diagnosed with Complex Congenital Heart disease with Single ventricle Fontan. Throughout...
    kimberlyann723 kimberlyann723 22-25 5 Responses Oct 16, 2011

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    My Mechanical Aortic Heart Valve Replacement For My Human One Which I Miss - I went to the hospital on the 20th of OCT this year which was the new Birmingham Queen Elizabeth...
    mattsheart mattsheart 36-40, M 3 Responses Dec 2, 2010

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    I'm Having My Second Open Heart Surgery - My first OHS was at an age of 2 and a half and now i'm 21 yrs old  and in a moths time ill be having my second OHS. But it feels like...
    saraheid saraheid 18-21 2 Responses Oct 27, 2010

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