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CHD: When You’re a Physician and a Patient

by Sweta Shah on Friday, Oct 26, 2018

Everyone always jokes with doctors, “What happens if you get sick?” Some of us laugh off the question. But, I am a family medicine physician dealing with congenital heart disease (CHD). I was born with right ventricular hypoplasia, which means my right ventricle is just a small flap unable to adequately pump blood. The diagnosis of CHD for me meant multiple surgeries in my infancy followed by a lifetime of “being careful.”

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