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Is pectus excavatum going to affect my heart over time?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
If severe: In severe pectus deformity, pediatric patients experience exercise intolerance, lack of stamina because of dyspnea, sometimes chest pains, mitral valve prolapse, experience palpitations and recurrent respiratory tract disease. Therefore if the pectus deformity is so mild that did not get repaired early in life, chances of cardiac problems are less.

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