3 posts tagged with Pulmonic Stenosis.

In the Older ACHD Population, Coordination of Care is Key

by Pankaj Madan, MD, MS on Wednesday, Mar 03, 2021

As an active and energetic 54-year-old, Mr. Trevino (whose name and certain details have been changed here for privacy) will likely chuckle at being a subject of discussion in this blog about congenital heart disease (CHD) in the geriatric population.

I met Mr. Trevino, a retired pharmacist, about two years ago when he presented with chest discomfort and was found to have a severely leaking pulmonic valve from a previously operated congenital pulmonic stenosis and blockages in his three coronary arteries supplying the heart. Surgery was advised to replace the leaky pulmonic valve, along with coronary artery bypass surgery.

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The Most Popular Question

by Anthony Pugliese on Thursday, Nov 10, 2011

It seems out of all the questions I get regarding my heart transplant the most frequently is, “So what was your recovery like?” Here’s what I usually say:

Each person’s recovery is different. I had been doing pulmonary rehabilitation prior to getting my heart on March 26, 2009, and I think that helped in my recovery process. I was in the hospital for 30 days. I returned to my house on May 5 and I began cardiac rehabilitation later that month, going three days a week. I returned to my part-time job as a teen parent advocate on June 1 and continued rehab.

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Highs and Lows

by Anthony Pugliese on Friday, Oct 14, 2011

The main reason and probably the best reason I can give for selecting the title of this post is that highs and lows are a natural part of life. I am not just speaking about medical issues here. We all have at some point in time in our lives experienced the highs and the lows. For example, being a straight A student and getting your first D, or the excitement of a first love and then the devastation of the first break-up. I think you get the picture. We all have highs and lows.

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