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michell (@michell)

My teenage son and Bicuspid Aortic Valve

About Kids & Teens | Last Active: Apr 26, 2022 | Replies (6)

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Thank you, @astaingegerdm.

Welcome to Connect, @michell,

I'd like to introduce you to a few members who've shared their experiences with bicuspid aortic valve. Please meet @dixitworld @robaz @kkraeger @ch246cf10 @hollyn and @joannenz. You may also wish to view these discussions on Connect:
– AsktheMayoMom about Pediatric Congenital Heart Defects https://connect.mayoclinic.org/webinar/facebook-live-askthemayomom-about-pediatric-congenital-heart-defects/
– Regurgitating Bicuspid Aortic Valve https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/regurgitating-bicuspid-aortic-valve/
– Congestive Heart Failure in young people https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/congestive-heart-failure-in-young-people/

Here is some information from Mayo Clinic about Osgood Schlatter’s Disease: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osgood-schlatter-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20354864

@michell, does your son participate in sports that involve running or jumping? Have you tried any at-home treatments? May I also ask if his cardiologist is concerned with regard to this growth spurt?

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The last echo we had done, his cardiologist stated we really need to follow him closely during growth spurts, but when I call to see if he should be seen sooner due to how much he's grown, they said to just wait for next scheduled appt. Mind you, his regular cardiologist has retired. He is also experiencing more chest tightness with activity

He also normally plays baseball every year; however, this year he said he just can't do it because of the pain in his knees (legs) and back.

Are the cardiologists aware that he has more chest tightening now? To me this sounds like a new symptom that should be evaluated sooner than the next appointment.