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  • #16
    Re: Small squirt of blood

    Shirley,

    I'm not clear from your post but I think you are saying they stitched the aorta, which is not the same as stitching the actual heart muscle.

    When I read the original post, I thought, "well, he must mean some valve regurgitation" but if the blood is coming straight out of the septum, well, that would make sense since it has been cut into and may have some residual bleeding. However, it sounds like this is very commoon and goes away on its own.

    I've not had a myectomy myself, just read and read and read about 'em.

    take care,

    S

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    • #17
      Re: Small squirt of blood

      Thanks to all for the big response. My local Cart. was not sure why there was a squirt of blood. That is why I'm sending the echo up to Cleveland to Dr. Maran Thamilarasan, my cartiologist and to Dr. Marc Gillinov my surgeon. They are suppose to be the experts. I will let you know what they say...

      Tigger1
      " Real Courage Is Being Scared To Death But Saddling-Up Anyway "

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      • #18
        Re: Small squirt of blood

        Tigger

        Thanks for the info, keep us imformed please, i 'm very currious as to what they tell you, it is ok i'm sure or you would be having symptoms by now

        Shirley
        Diagnosed 2003
        Myectomy 2-23-2004
        Husband: Ken
        Son: John diagnosed 2004
        Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

        Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9

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        • #19
          Re: Small squirt of blood

          My Non-Medical understanding is that they :

          use a circulating saw to crack open your chest, they go into the left ventricle, the thru the Aorta. I know they insert some type of cannule, into the aorta, which I assumed they then pulled the obstructive muscle out thru. I know they then remove the cannule. I did believe they somehow cut into my Aorta (fortunately I was unconscious!). I know they wire the chest shut with a stain less steel material thru the ribs. Think about how much it hurt at first to sneeze, cough, laugh etc. Then your sternum slowly heals. What a Miracle!

          Perhaps, someone with Medical knowkledge could provide a Better explanation. I did not watch the video, as I had already scared myself reading all the info on the net. I could not have watched the video.
          RONNIE

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          • #20
            Re: Small squirt of blood

            I am confused, I was not givin the chance to watch a video. I was however discribed the procedure. I was told my heart would be cut and open like a book. I was literally told my heart would be cut wide open. I have not thought of it but yeah if they did cut my heart open and open it like a book how did they close it and if there is a chance of it popping open again...
            April
            Mitral & Aortic valve replacement w/St. Jude valve HOCM -myectomy 6/21/04
            EP Procedure 4-19-04 Wolfe Parkinson
            Heart Attack 4-19-04
            Stroke 6-03
            Bacterial Endocridites 6-03

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            • #21
              Re: Small squirt of blood

              April,

              Welcome to the HCMA

              I did not watch any videos of that kind prior to my surgery either. I DID want to prepare myself as much as possible for surgery, but had NO desire to see in graphic detail exactly how they do it. In my mind there was no point... it's not like i was going to get off the table and assist them if they needed it! LoL. I'm usually the type of guy who loves to see how things work, but in this case opted to just have it done TO me, and worry about HOW it was done later on. That's why until recently, i was under the impression that they actually cut the heart open then stitch it back up. Now i know that they went through the aorta.

              Sorry... i'm rambling again.

              Jim
              "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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              • #22
                Re: Small squirt of blood

                Originally posted by mtlieb
                April,

                Welcome to the HCMA

                I did not watch any videos of that kind prior to my surgery either. I DID want to prepare myself as much as possible for surgery, but had NO desire to see in graphic detail exactly how they do it. In my mind there was no point... it's not like i was going to get off the table and assist them if they needed it! LoL. I'm usually the type of guy who loves to see how things work, but in this case opted to just have it done TO me, and worry about HOW it was done later on. That's why until recently, i was under the impression that they actually cut the heart open then stitch it back up. Now i know that they went through the aorta.

                Sorry... i'm rambling again.

                Jim
                Well no video was offered to me to watch or I would have watched it. I love that kinda stuff should have been a surgeon. I was told by my dr. they were gonna cut my heart open like a book and remove the thick tissue, so yes I was told that so I am not sure now what the truth is.
                April
                Mitral & Aortic valve replacement w/St. Jude valve HOCM -myectomy 6/21/04
                EP Procedure 4-19-04 Wolfe Parkinson
                Heart Attack 4-19-04
                Stroke 6-03
                Bacterial Endocridites 6-03

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                • #23
                  Re: Small squirt of blood

                  April, where did they do your procedure?

                  Reenie
                  Reenie

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                  Husband has HCM.
                  3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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                  • #24
                    Re: Small squirt of blood

                    LSU Shreveport Louisiana
                    April
                    Mitral & Aortic valve replacement w/St. Jude valve HOCM -myectomy 6/21/04
                    EP Procedure 4-19-04 Wolfe Parkinson
                    Heart Attack 4-19-04
                    Stroke 6-03
                    Bacterial Endocridites 6-03

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