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  • Calcium Deposits

    I was just wondering if anyone has ever had calcium deposits in/on their valves? I guess my mom has this and is possibly due to have open heart surgery tomorrow. What is weird to me is the Dr said why the surgeons are removing the calcium deposits they are also going to remove some obstruction. It was never stated to here at anytime that she was obstructed. I was also wondering if anyone on here that has had a myectomywas diabetic or know of some one who was? And how did you/they recover?

    Thank You

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    Re: Calcium Deposits

    Oh, Bryan! I'm sorry that both of you have gone through so much lately! I can't remember which doctors she sees, but please make sure that they are qualified to be taking care of obstructions. I'll be thinking about her. I hope that all goes well. Sorry I can't answer any questions.


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


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      Re: Calcium Deposits

      What questions would I ask them to find out? She goes to Brigham and Womens in Boston.

      Thank you


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        I am on the phone with Brian, his mom is doing well. She had a bi-pass and is doing well at the moment. So best wishes go out to his mom!
        Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
        YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

        Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
        lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
        Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
        Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
        Currently not obstructed
        Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)