I have a C.A.T. in left ventricle
No, not a kitty--Have spent the last week at Mayo Clinic in Mn. because of increased number of shocks from ICD. I have had the device since 1994 and only had a few shocks in the beginning but have had 4 since the first of the year.
I was scheduled for a heart ablation last Tues. By the third test on Monday I was beginning to draw a crowd. Finally protested at the number of times they repeated the echogram and was informed I had a "forgien object" in my heart.
It turns out I have a Calcified Amorphous Tumor growing on the septal side of left ventricle. WWHHAATTTT????? This is what has been causing my erratic heart rythum all of these years. I am the 14th case discovered in the world and lucky me-the first once that they can not operate on because they may tear a hole in the septal wall. I don't know what it is and they can't fix it. I guess they have sent me home to die.
I am discouraged. I want to live but not if I keep getting shocked.................Whining over. Just wanted all you wired folks to know what you already know-our bodies betray us in the strangest ways. It is not cancer-just calcium that keeps piling up in the left ventricle filling up the space and sending the natural signals into the cold stone heart of mine. New meaning to the term:
Still smiling and booked a flight to lake tahoe for Sept. 22 going to LIVE WHILE I AM ALIVE.
Jeannine from Missouri, USA