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What to do if i had surgery to correct what the doctors called endocardial cushion defect, would this be considered a form of heart disease, or just a defect?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Endocardial defect: Endocardial cushion defect is a hole in the heart. Repair of it may leave you in very good shape but some kinds of cushion defect still leave you with problems after repair. You should discuss with the doctor(s) who know your exact situation.

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Last updated Jun 18, 2014

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