My son, 34, was just diagnosed with chronic systolic failure. His MRI shows extensive damage to the left venticle, and his angio shows that his left coronary arteries have at least two spots that are dead.
When he was 18, he contracted neisseria meningitidis, exhibiting as pneumonia, which became meningoccocemia, and was in ICU for a week.
I know that streptococcal infections can cause damage to the valves, and that this bacteria can cause pericarditis and vascular collapse. Could this bacteria have damaged the heart enough to cause this problem?
They're now trying to figure out what to do for him.
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