Friday, October 8, 2010

For my Dad

It was good to talk to you on the phone tonight, Dad.  When you get this blog read to you, here is the name of what my diagnosis was - just as you asked.

I was diagnosed with aortic stenosis, so I needed a replacement aortic valve and also a replacement aortic core down into my heart.  They were both too small for my heart.  My cardiologist says that because this is genetic, all my siblings need to be checked for it.  Because it can also be stronger genetically for following generations, the cardiologist also says that all your grandchildren need to have their first EKG (echocardiogram) by age 30, and then again every 3 years thereafter.  That should catch it.


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