We just received a call with the report of this afternoon’s echocardiogram.
His repair looks great – the patch and the valves are holding up very well. His left ventricle is not functioning as well as they had hoped, however. It is weak, and not pumping the volume of blood it needs to. They are giving him more diuretic medicine to take water off and ease the work load of the heart. They are also giving him a medicine (Digoxin) to help his heart beat stronger.
We’ll get more details from the cardiologist tomorrow. We don’t know if this is something that will improve with time and healing, but we hope so.