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Cardiac Anomalies - is something going on or is this normal?

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You are going to feel better than ever after that procedure! Keep us posted (maybe not here in the clinic though).
Hopefully there will be some remodeling of the ventricle....unlikely but glass half full.

edit - luckily my cardiologist advises me to keep doing as much cardio as I have been, counter productive to reduce the hours spent on the bike or running.
English league player has his second cardiac arrest in six months on the pitch.

It's kind of wild that they let him play after the first one.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/65822231 Tom Lockyer - double heart attack man! Back in June -
The 28-year-old had an atrial fibrillation, a condition the NHS describes as causing "an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate".

"I've had the operation to fix it and it shouldn't happen again," he said.

"There's not really any reason to say why that happened.

"I've been given the all-clear - it is what it is and I just want to draw a line under it now and move on.

"I've had my full heart checked and double checked with all the scans and tests they can do on a heart, and they've all come back positive."
Haussler said he had problems for months before going for a jog and collapsing. The drive to keep going is not always a healthy one.
Covid vaccine study-
...the study also confirmed a threefold higher risk for a type of heart inflammation called myocarditis, though researchers did not give the number of expected cases versus actual cases.

Myocarditis was seen most commonly in young men. It's believed to be related to immune response triggered my the mRNA vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna, which work by instructing cells to produce the same protein that sits atop the coronavirus.

This prompts the immune system to produce antibodies against the spike protein, providing protection against Covid. In rare cases, this immune response may lead to inflammation in the heart muscle.

Typically, the myocarditis instances have been relatively mild, leading to just 28 deaths.
Additionally, both the first and fourth doses of the Moderna vaccine had between 1.7 and 2.6 times greater number of instances of pericarditis, an inflammation affecting the protective sac encasing the heart.

They looked at more than 39 million Moderna vaccine doses administered.
I have a severely enlarged right ventricle and will be undergoing closure of an atrial septal defect in December. Obviously I have had the defect for my entire life but only started having noticeable symptoms (ones that I couldn't dismiss as being from aging) within the last year or so - the ASD was discovered about two years ago. Since I was not symptomatic when this was discovered my DR's and I have been going slowly.

Just like you, I am not a cardiologist but VH's story, if not being muddied in translation seems very hard to accept as true.
How's the heart doing?
For context, that is slightly less than 1 death from myocarditis per million doses given.

U.S. COVID mortality: 11,000 deaths per million confirmed COVID cases
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Covid more likely to cause myocarditis then the vaccine -
Prof Jim Buttery, co-director of the Global Vaccine Data Network, said the finding prompted researchers to independently confirm the side-effect by completing a second study, this time analysing a separate dataset of 6.8 million Australians who received the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Buttery said the risk of myocarditis, is even higher with natural Covid infection than it is following vaccination.
That is very misleading. Almost everyone who got the vaccine(s) also got covid. So while there is a stronger connection between [covid infection] and myocarditis than [mrna vaccine] and myocarditis, this doesn't imply that getting the mrna vaccine reduces the chance of myocarditis. The vaccine does not effectively prevent covid (although it may reduce the severity) and no one has studied whether vaccine + covid confers less risk of myocarditis than just covid.

The study you're referencing is here and I recommend reading it instead of news articles or press releases. Since we are apparently cherry-picking statistics from that study: the MRNA vaccines increase the risk of myocarditis 6-fold after 2 doses. And that is independent of whether the patient ever gets covid.


So: if you got an MRNA vaccine then you greatly increased your chances of myocarditis, full stop. Doesn't matter if you did or didn't get the actual infection afterwards (or before).