"The diagnosis of congenital heart diseases was made when I was three years old . The pediatrician noticed murmurs in my heart, but at that time there were no opportunity to perform advanced heart examination. That’s why the proper diagnosis wasn’t made and the reason wasn’t found.
After a while, I began to suffer from the pain in the chest, got tired very quickly and my head was dizzy. I’ve got the precise diagnosis only in 2005 when I came to the doctor Iskander Muhametdyanov. After the examination, the diagnosis of bicuspid aortic valve disorder was done. After the establishing of the Cardiac Center in 2009, I was suggested to be operated. At that time I have already felt quite unwell, so I agreed.
I was operated in May 2009 by cardiac surgeon Igor Chernov. The Ross procedure was perfumed to me. I had read about the
I was so excited after the surgery. Doctors and nurses of the unit jokes on me and it seemed that everyone in the cardiac center was buzzing with excitement. Even when I was on a drip, they would come up and say “Why are you staying in? Why don’t you go out?” And I would be like “But I’m on a drip, right?” and they would say “But the drip is on the wheels! Stand up and go."
There was a moment that my mother-in-law told me about. When I still was unconscious, my son was just a year and 9 months old. He came up to her and said “mommy” and pointed at me – I was breathing. They called the same or next day and heard that I came to life.
I’d like to remind everyone to take care of their health and ask for medical help when it’s time to do so."