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female teen getting a ventricular assist device, freaked...

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After going through a crapload of tests and an episode of cardiac arrest I was diagnosed with heart failure and now getting a ventricular assist device pretty soon. Being a female teen I'm pretty freaked out about the surgery for it, what to wear with it, and whether its ok to still work and do things and how painful or uncomfortable it is. Any info on living with it or the surgery would be great ^_^
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replied July 30th, 2012
You state that you are "a female teen" who has had a cardiac arrest and is now diagnosed with heart failure. Is the ventricular assist device in preparation for cardiac transplant surgery? What you report strongly suggests some kind of congenital cardiac problem, and the information you provide is therefore not sufficient for me to make any suggestions. I do hope that you will do well.
Please be aware that I am unable to diagnose medical conditions online.


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replied August 1st, 2012
Yes it is a bridge for a transplant. Its not congenital, it developed slowly over the last couple years and got really bad from june till now, but they never done as many tests as they did and they noticed my heart was a bit deformed and since my brother died of heart failure around my age now (im 17 now, he was 1Cool and having bad reactions to medications in addion to the things previously mentioned the doc said this will be the best option.
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