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  • atydev
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    LSU Shreveport Louisiana

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  • Reenie
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    April, where did they do your procedure?

    Reenie

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  • atydev
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    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.

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  • mtlieb
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    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

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  • atydev
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    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...

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  • Ronnie
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    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.

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  • shirleymahoney
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    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

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  • Tigger1
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    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

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  • Sarah
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    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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  • shirleymahoney
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    Jim

    I asked my husband because i wasn't sure as to what the doctor said now, he said he went through the aortic , they bent mine and made a generous cut in it that is where it is stitched, but they did go in through the aorta

    Shirley

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  • mtlieb
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    I dunno Sarah...

    I've done quite well so far living in blissful ignorance of exactly what occured during my myectomy. I had a chance to see a video, but declined. If i can't do anything about it... sometimes i'm just better off not knowing all the gory details

    This does lead me to ask however... where exactly is Patrick's little squirt of blood coming from? There has to be some stiches somewhere around the heart... the docs didn't simply 'beam' the septal material out.

    Jim

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  • Burton Borrok
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    In many cases conditions will correct themselves with no intervention, while there are other times when the condition just should not be ignored. Let us say that I would be less then happy with a doctor that told me he didn’t know what it was, - but it was probably OK - and lets it go at that.

    Reminds me of a man who got a $50 doctor’s bill in the mail. He called the doctor to ask what it was all about and the doctor said, “I thought I saw you last Friday and crossed the street to ask how you were feeling.” The man said, “I didn’t see you last Friday.” The doctor replied, “That’s true. It turned out to be somebody else.” “Then why the $50 bill?” “Well, I did cross the street. If it actually had been you, and I asked you how you were, the bill would have been for $100.”
    Burt

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  • Sarah
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    dude,

    always watch the video!!

    open heart just means they crack open your chest to get at the heart. you are right, you can't go cutting the heart up and sewing it back together like a little purse.

    rest assured, your heart isn't full of thread!

    S

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  • mtlieb
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    Wow. That is so cool! So in other words, my heart wasn't cracked open like a walnut and sewn back up with tiny thread that could burst open at any minute and cause me to bleed to death internally? Honest to God, i had just assumed that open-heart surgery meant open heart surgery. (That's what i get for not watching the video.) You guys have just made my day!

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  • Linda
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    Jim, They don't cut the heart open, they go thru the aortic valve and work down thru the heart (as Sarah described). It's very precise, fine work with limited visual access. That's why you want the "best of the best" to be doing your surgery. But then, I guess you'd want the best for any surgery, regardless of how "minor" it might be. Linda

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