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Old 12-14-2013, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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A 33-year-old woman in Canada who had large, abnormal pulses that were clearly visible in her neck ultimately needed surgery to combat a bacterial infection in her heart, according to a new report of her case.

The pulses were observed while the woman was being evaluated to see if she needed a replacement heart valve.

Pulse surges in woman's neck reveal heart condition - NBC News.com
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:30 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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The only way doctors can fix things is with a knife.

No thanks.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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The only way doctors can fix things is with a knife.

No thanks.

20yrsinBranson
The woman is now well. Your point?

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"The woman required surgery for a new heart valve, and she recovered.

Crestanello said he sees about 10 to 15 patients a year with tricuspid regurgitation, but he treats only patients that need surgery. Some patients can be treated with antibiotics, and don't require surgery, he said."
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:28 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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The woman is now well. Your point?

From the link:

"The woman required surgery for a new heart valve, and she recovered.

Crestanello said he sees about 10 to 15 patients a year with tricuspid regurgitation, but he treats only patients that need surgery. Some patients can be treated with antibiotics, and don't require surgery, he said."
The level of unnecessary treatments in this country is astronomical. I'd have gotten a second and third opinion before I let anybody slice me up.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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The level of unnecessary treatments in this country is astronomical. I'd have gotten a second and third opinion before I let anybody slice me up.

20yrsinBranson
How do you know the patient didn't?
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