Hole in heart

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Submitted by Dr T on September 5, 2010 – 8:38am

my mother has a hole in her heart its the second time is this extremly dangerous dhes obese and has very high blood presure last time the docter closed it and said she was fine should i be worried

She needs complete evaluation by a cardiologist. Your information in insufficient for specific advice. An ECHO study of the heart is usually the best way to evaluate where the opening is and what the consequences of it are.
Fixing it includes risks for any patient. The risk of any procedure needs to be weighed against the benefit of correction of what is wrong.  The general condition of a patient indeed influences the chance of success. If you want to learn more about risks and heart disease, take a look here:
/cardiac-risk-assessment and /heart-disease-tests

Hope this helps,

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