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Masha Parkhomenko - Surgery not required

Masha had two holes in her heart, one between the atrium chambers and one between the ventricle, both repaired in 2015 by Dr. Levchuck. During a medical exam in Russia, a few years later, there appeared to be a small blood leak between the atrium chambers which was relayed to Dr. Levchuck who asked that she return to St. Francis for further evaluation. When he performed an angiogram, on August 7, 2019, he noticed a small leak coming from the edge of the patch he inserted in 2015 but felt that there was a greater risk in installing another patch as it could displace the original one.

All her heart functions are normal, and she should not require any future heart procedures.

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