I was just diagnosed with Bicuspid with fused right and left coronary cusps, mild aortic regurgitation, dilated ascending aorta measuring 38mm, and premature atrial and ventricular contractions. I’ve also had high blood pressure that has been monitored in the past with medications but the past year been so low that we stop that medication.
I’m a 35 year old female, 5’11 and 158lbs. I live a pretty healthy life, don’t smoke or drink. I do experience mild chest pain and always have an agitated feeling on my left side that I also feel on my back. Laying on my left side is uncomfortable. And I always feel tired. I do have seating spells out of nowhere and feelings of going to pass out. We are going to do a CT coronary angiogram next to see the deft of the aorta. I’m nervous and scared about the future. My doctor said that I should stay away from strenuous exercises. What does this really mean? Am I at higher risk for heart failure because I have so many things that are wrong with my heart? Is heart surgery something I should be ready for? Any information is appreciated.