Oh, my Heart!by Angie

10 Jul 2008
9:07 am

When I met with Dr. Murphy yesterday, he showed me a sketch of my heart anatomy so he could illustrate where the swollen patches are that they identified in the CT scans.  I thought it would be fun to show you guys what a crazy-looking little Frankenstein I have.  (Click on the image for a larger version.)

RA=Right Atrium

PA=Pulmonary Artery (what’s left of it)


RV=Diminutive Right Ventricle

LV=Left Ventricle (really my only one)

EF=Ejection Fracture (function, basically)

The arcs on the right of the picture are the patches.  The two parallel lines to the left represent the artificial conduit they put in to take over for my right atrium (which, you can see by the black scribbles, they blocked off).  The little black scribble in the upper left of the conduit was where the clot was which has now disappeard – yea!  Any questions?

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  1. emi-jo
    10:06 AM on July 10th, 2008

    oooo! that’s cool!
    your little heart is a miracle! :)

  2. Kristi
    6:34 PM on July 10th, 2008

    Wow, it’s amazing what modern medicine can do! And yay for the disappearing clot!

  3. Rachel
    5:42 PM on July 14th, 2008

    You are a little miracle. It was so good to see you! Miss you already..

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