My friends niece - who has MS - has recently undergone major heart surgery when it was found she had a hole in her heart. Within days of the op - she is up and about looking better then she has for years. Everyone is amazed. All the mobility problems she had with her MS have gone -and the cardiac specialist said he believes that MS is connected with abnormal blood-flow - blocked arteries etc. She is having to take blood thinning meds for now. And had to come off all MS meds prior to the op.
When my friend was telling a group of us about this miraculous recovery of this dear girl - my jaw dropped.
l was surprised that after all the tests etc she had when she was diagnosed with MS-nobody picked up that she had a 'large' hole in her heart. We were all concerned for her - as the poor girl had suffered enough with her RRMS. Now - only days after the op - staples/stitches still in- she is a changed person - full of life and overjoyed.