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KDheartz, January 21,  2021  2:55pm EST

My story

I used to have a **** in my heart and a heart murmur when I was kid. Both of those cleared up on their own as a kid. On December 12th of this year I went to the emergency room for low potassium and a possible meningitis. Turns out I did not have meningitis. The alarm started going off on the heart monitor apparently I had a sinus tachycardia.They did a CT scan and found an aberrant right subclavian artery. On another visit to the emergency room they said I had arrhythmia. A nurse in the vascular surgery department informed me that I have an arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia and said that my primary doctor put in a note about it. I've had a constant blue tint around my mouth and was told it could be associated with other heart conditions. I've been having trouble swallowing things and I went to visit the vascular surgeon who told me he'd do a carotid subclavian bypass if all the tests for the swallowing problem didn't show anything.

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  • AHAModerator
    AHAModerator, January 21,  2021  5:15pm EST

    Good afternoon,

    Thank you for sharing your story and welcome to the support network. I'm sorry that you're experiencing this, but it's great to hear that you've seen a surgeon and talked about what your options are. In the meantime, I can share some arrhythmia resources to help you learn more: https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/arrhythmia Please keep us updated on how you're doing.

    Best wishes,

    The AHA Team

  • JamesPL
    JamesPL, January 23,  2021  8:53am EST

    As difficult as this is for you, please know that there are excellent treatments today and those treatments are always getting better. I had a bypass procedure almost ten years ago and I have been told by my cardiologist that the grafting procedures since then have continued to improve. Whatever treatment you are ultimately given, always follow the advice of your healthcare professionals for a smooth recovery and seek cardiac rehab to help with that recovery.

    I wish you all the best!


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