Jan 28
pattybrown57
pattybrown57 , Posted on SUPPORT NETWORK Blog

Half Marathon runner

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I found out later in life I had a heart murmur but thought in time it would correct itself, well it didn’t! After a routine follow up with my  cardiologist he decided to do a routine echo and it showed my aortic valve was calcified from moderate to severe stenosis and that something had to be done. I was running half marathon‘s and had no visible or physical indications that anything could be wrong with my valve.  I had my surgery at Duke medical center in Raleigh North Carolina .  My surgery went well, I had amazing care but unfortunately I developed a allergic reaction to the heparin that was used when I was on bypass it was called HIT ( Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia).  after this issue was resolved I resumed running half marathons and will finally reach my 100 destination runs December 2019.

1 Comment
  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie,

    Congratulations! Best Katie 

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