Posted By Doug on June 14, 1999 at 16:46:06
I have a VSD. The aortic valve has one cusp that is being pulled through the VSD. Unitl recently this was thought to have been a bicuspd aortic valve. Question 1. Will this cusp being pulled through the VSD eventuall have the same effect as a bicuspid av? Question 2. My left atrium is at 4.0 cm, upper limits of normal, What causes this and will it continue to grow? I have trace regurg on 4 valves, aortic, mitral, pulmonary, and cant remember the forth. Will this cause problems in the future? Question 3 I have trival pericardal effusion. What would cause this and can it worsen over time. This was all reported off TEE and echo in 96. Lately I have been having shortness of breath, chest pain in middle of chest, bad headaches with exertion (BP 90/70 pulse 150, normal resting pulse 88, 1 hour after exertion) could this be caused by things getting worse. Question 4. Im in military (reserves) would doing physical fitness test (pushups, situps and 2 mile run) be a wise/ok thing to do in the future? Running really sets off headaches. Thank you for your service.
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