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Nov 29, 2017 Latest post:
Dec 3, 2017
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This is Brett's sister Alex. I will be updating the webpage throughout Brett's surgery & Recovery. Heres a little bit about Brett's condition.
Brett was born with Sub-Aortic stenosis. It occurs when the flow of blood from the heart's pumping chamber or left ventricle is restricted. This obstruction is in the area of the heart under the Aortic valve. He was also born with his Pulmonary valve leaking and his Aorta leaking. He has undergone 3 surgeries at 7 days old, 6 months old, and 4 years old. This will be his 4th surgery at 19 years old. He has managed this condition for 19 years and has done wonderful with no medications!
This surgery they will go in and replace the aorta valve with the mechanical valve and they will perform a Sub-Aortic root. They need to "core it out" and make that bigger to get the blood to flow through it better.