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I had open heart surgery 5/24/2011-Mitral valve repair & have had Pericarditis since 4 weeks after surgery. I'm on mt second round of steroids. Is this normal or should I change Cardiologists?

By Anonymous September 18, 2011 - 11:56am
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Hi Anonymous,
Steriod use is known to reduce the amount of inflammation and is pretty common with open heart surgery patients. If you question your treating Physician, I would certainly get a second opinion, especially when it somes to something like open heart surgery.

Please keep us posted.

September 18, 2011 - 3:37pm
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