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Man Born With Hole in Heart Gets it Fixed on Valentine's Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - One man has had a hole in his heart his entire life, but today - on Valentine's Day - he got it fixed.
 
Carl Gregory Carpenter says he was born with what's called Atrial Septal Defect - most commonly known as a hole in the heart.
 
Doctors at the Little Rock Heart Hospital were able to diagnose his condition after he kept complaining of shortness of breath and fatigue. 
 
"It appears to be getting worse. But I've started training and working out and I notice I can't overcome some of the barriers because of that," Carpenter said.
 
It doesn't appear healing from the procedure will create any barriers. 
 
We're told Carpenter will be in the hospital for one day and back to normal in three weeks.

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