Sunday, August 12, 2012

Belated Cardio Appointment Update

So sorry I haven't posted an update about the Cardio appointment in July.

The long & the short of things is that my heart is looking good. The Ejection Fraction is 56% Usually they think anything above 55% is good for a person with a perfectly formed heart.So for me having a 56% that's pretty darn exciting. When I had the echocardiogram done in February, the measured Ejection Fraction was between 45-48% So the Cardiac CT gave us a much more accurate number.

The conduit is looking good. It is not stenotic and it does not have any thrombus in it. My cardiologist does not believe that it will need to be replaced anytime in the near future. The mechanical valve also looks good and it has good function.

The left ventricle has moderate concentric hypertrophy.The right ventricle is mildly dialated with moderate to severe hypertrophy.

I still have a residual VSD that is 3mm. The VSD is located in the sub-pulmonic location. My cardiologist believes that if and when it needs to be closed,that it can be done via cardiac cath (yay!)

I have an aneurysm in the brachiocephalic artery.It is small enough that nothing needs to be done to repair it right now.

I will go back in to see him in January.