Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cardiologist Updates

These are the doctor's diagram from our EKG last week. Dr. Levy is our Pediatric Cardiologist and thinks that Travis has another Heart Defect that is similar to HLHS, but with some variations. The Heart Defect that Dr. Levy thinks Travis' has makes the Aorta the bigger main vessel. The Pulmonary Artery is not as big and not functional. If the Aorta is the bigger main vessel the first surgery is a simpler procedure than the HLHS first surgery. Travis will still need 3 Open Heart Surgeries, but his first could be a lot less complex. He will still be a single ventricle baby and will have to live with that his whole life.

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