I was diagnosed at Mayo two weeks ago with what they believe to be a benign tumor on the anterior side oh my tricuspid valve. Researching, I've found these are extremely rare, but often undiagnosed.
JA: OK. The Doctor will need to help you with this. Please give me a bit more information, so the Doctor can help you best.
Customer: I have hx of breast cancer with skin sparing bilateral reconstruction utilizing latissimus dorsi muscles. This precludes me from a minimally invasive procedure and will require open heart surgery.
JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: How dangerous are these tumors? The concern stated is the tumor breaking off and becoming a pulmonary embolism
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Recently in hospital for two weeks. Dx included septicemia, bilateral pneumonia
, anemia. For two years having SOB and chest tightness with little exercise (walking up a flight of stairs) as well as fatigue
. Fatigue much worse since recent illness.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Doctor about your situation and then connect you two.
Customer: What is the total charge before we go any further?