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Jul 7, 2014 · The Team Behind Team Lola

Sooooo happy for you and your family Lola. I have 2+ tricuspid regurgitation and trace mitral and pulmonic valve regurgitation. I have palpitations and on occasion my heart races. So far my cardiologist doesn’t recommend surgery but as a nurse I’m thinking it will get worse over time. And you know what they say, nurses and doctors make the worse patients! Reading your story has helped me to not be afraid if I have to one day have surgery. Oh and by the way, my step granddaughter had surgery when she was one year old to repair an atrial/septal defect. She is now 26 and expecting her first child!

Jul 7, 2014 · Nicole‚Äôs Journey From Nurse to Transplant Patient and Back

So happy for you Nicole. Your story caught my eye because I have a 32 year old son with CF. I was originally surfing the Mayo Clinic website to find out about minimally invasive heart valve repair/replacement stories and did happen upon one. I have 2+ tricuspid regurgitation, and trace mitral and pulmonic valve regurgitation. I have been a nurse for 25 years so I know things can worsen over time. I’m pretty sure this has been going on for a long time or even congenitally. That being said, I always thought my shortness of breath was due to asthma but my pulmonologist in Boston says I have mild asthma/copd.

Jul 7, 2014 · Heart Valve Replacement Surgery

I have been told I have 2+ tricuspid regurgitation, trace mitral and trace pulmonic valve regurgitation. I’m wondering if I need surgery for any or all of these can it be done minimally invasively? Also wonder if I do nothing can it worsen over time?

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