I am 50. At 13 I had a coarctation of the aorta repaired.
I am 50 this year. At 13 I had a coarctation of the Aorta repaired and at 39, I developed a thoracic aneurysm(at one of the repair intersections) and had it repaired. 11 years later I have some stenosis of the Aortic Valve(it is bicuspid) and am undergoing check ups every 6 months to measure the function of the valve. My question is my chest on the left side is extremely tight and uncomfortable almost all of the time. Usually the most uncomfortable in the mid afternoon, and really bad after a large meal. An I cannot eat near as much as I did years ago. I seem the get full or uncomfortable after eating half the holiday mean I did many years ago. They removed one rib on the left so there is a gap where it used to be. What is this tightmess? Is it just scar tissue?
To complicate things the lower lobe of my left lung never really recovered and It if essentially inactive. Think they call it adilectus? I’m not a medical professional, excuse the terms and spelling.
All the best.