I also was born with AVSD and have a mechanical mitral valve following endocarditis. I am 35 and live in Michigan. Would you be interested in talking? My valve replacement surgery was at Mayo Clinic in 2007
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My 5 year old adopted daughter was diagnosed with a PDA after birth, which we were told had closed on it’s own by the time she turned one (she was followed with ECHO’s every 3 months until it showed that it had closed). Since we were told it was closed, I was wondering if this is something we will need to mention to her physicians as she grows, and for her to keep in mind when she is an adult, or is she really in a place where she does not need to ever think about it again?
I have a repaired canal defect and a mechanical mitral valve. When my valve was replaced, 8 years ago at Mayo, I was told that there was absolutely no way that I could have a safe pregnancy because of the placement of the mechanical valve. I was informed last night, by my local ACHD cardiologist that, thought there are other concerns, a mechanical valve does not mean that pregnancy is not possible. Is this accurate? My cardiac function is great, with an EF of 55%. I understand that I will need to have an extensive plan with my CHD clinic, and pre-pregnancy testing, including a stress echo among other things.