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    Diagnosed last year with BAV

    Just wanted to note that I’ve had a dull chest pain (2 or 3 out of 10) at times as well. It usually lasts for a few days to a week. My cardiologist and PCP have both said that as long as the pain is constant, that is, it doesn’t change based on activity or breathing, I don’t need to worry.
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    Originally posted about newborn daughter, but I may have BAV too???

    I'm not a cardiologist, but based on the numbers from your echo, it looks like everything is normal. You're well within the "normal range." As a point of reference, I have BAV with an aortic root measurement of 3.8cm and ascending aorta of 3.3cm. My echo notes that I have a borderline enlarged...
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    Happy (non-heart-related) news

    I'm about 3 hours east...Appleton area. If you have no idea where that is, it's about 30 minutes south of Green Bay. Good luck with the upcoming grandchild! Same here. I respect the decision by some individuals/couples who choose not to have kids, but my wife/kids are my world.
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    Happy (non-heart-related) news

    I haven't posted much, but do check the site nearly daily. Since there hasn't been a whole lot of activity lately, which can be a good thing, I figured I'd share my happy news. My wife and I welcomed our second child, Isaac, into our family on Friday (2/14/14). I took him to the...
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    BAV/Aneurysm Study in Canada

    Very interesting. I'll be checking back to see how things go. In the meantime, keep busy to help with the anxiety!
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    First Echo in 18 months is tomorrow....how to calm down advice?

    Well, sounds like pretty good news to me. Glad to hear things are the same!
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    First Echo in 18 months is tomorrow....how to calm down advice?

    I agree with what others have said. Unless you expect your wife to be a complete wreck becuase of it, I think it's fine if you sit her down and explain it. If you think she'll become extremely emotional or that it will cause her anxiety, then have her come along to the appointment with the...
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    First Echo in 18 months is tomorrow....how to calm down advice?

    I'm hoping for another 10 years out of mine (30 right now). But I went 15-20 years since my last echo kinda forgetting I even had a BAV. Since I got news that it's more serious than it was when I was around 10, I want to start gathering some more data to make sure it's not going downhill fast...
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    First Echo in 18 months is tomorrow....how to calm down advice?

    Probably nothing I can tell you to help calm the nerves. I'm actually looking forward to having another echo so I can get some data to track. I think I'd go more crazy not getting the echos and wondering what may be going on. The hardest part, I'm sure, is the weeks/days leading up to the...
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    Checking in

    Well I met with the cardiologist this morning. He said that determining the degree of regurgitation isn't an exact science, but he agrees that it is moderate. Based on his review of my echo, he feels I will be fine to wait 2 years to have another one. He did not place any restrictions on...
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    Checking in

    Thank you for the responses/support! I've done my best to keep my mind off of the appointment tomorrow, but can't help feeling a bit nervous and scared. I'll post an update tomorrow after meeting with the cardiologist.
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    Checking in

    Hello: First and foremost, I feel infinite times better today than I did 3 days ago. Why? Because I spent hours on this site and doing research. The support here is amazing, and I'm glad to be part of such an awesome group. Background I was diagnosed with BAV when I was around 10. At that...
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