I have had issues with my heart since I was 22 years old. My heart issues were major issues and were congenital. I was not allowed to have children becuse my heart would not handle it. My cardiologist gave me a letter stating to the obgyn that I could not have children and needed to have a lap tubal ligation. The OB/GYN talked me into having the essure done instead. She stated that the procedure was less invasive and better for me due to the cardiology issues. I had the essure procedure done 11-15-07. The OB/GYN denied me the right to have the hysterosalpingography done after the procedure stating to me that my insurance would not pay for it. At that time I did not know that I only had one essure inserted. I then got pregnant during the year of 2008 and against my cardiologist recomendation I deceided to try to have the child. I went through a lot of pain and could not get out of bed. Several months later I had a partial miscarriage and then had to undergo a semi abortion to clean out what I did not miscarry and also clean me out so I would not get an infection. I got a copy of the op note from the hospital on the procedure that the OB/GYN did with the essure implantation. It states ‘the right os was completely occluded. The patient has a history of right tubal occlusion. a decision was made to perform the left essure and an essure coil was placed’ First of all I never have had a history of right tubal occlusion, this was a lie the OB/GYN put on her op note and they should have never done the procedure if they could not place both coils (this was stated in the web site of essure at the time, DO NOT PLACE COILS IF BOTH FALOPIAN TUBES CAN NOT BE DONE). On 12-3-08 I finally had a hysterosalpingography done, ordered by another OB/GYN. The Hysterosalpingography stated ‘the right fallopian tube was normal in caliber and exhibited free spillage of contrast into the peritoneal cavity’ This test showing that a right coil was never placed and could have been placed but was not. I then was scheduled for a tubal ligation in Miami with a special surgeon because of the coil that was in the left side,because of the miscarriage and becuase of the cardiologist recomendation that I CAN NOT GET PREGNANT. I tried to contact attorneys that would take my case with no help. In 2010 I was having a lot of pain and had an ultrasound done. This ultrasound showed growths on my ovaries. At that time the OB/GYN stated that he wanted to watch them. I continued to complain of pain everytime I saw an OB/GYN. Finally in 2012 another ultrasound was done and it showed a possible cancer tumor on one ovary and the other ovary looking like a raisin. 1-26-2012 I was put into surgery for a total hysterectomy. They had to do the Hysterectomy open because they were concerned not only about a possible cancer but concerned about how my heart was going to take such a big surgery and a lap hystorectomy would have been more stressful for my heart. The pathology findings from the hystorectomy showed ‘Myometrium-Adenomyosis (continual bleed in uterus), Left ovary-follicular, hemorrhagic corpus luteum cyst and other organizing corpus luteum, severe congestion, Right ovary- follicular, simple, parapvarian cyst, corpus luteum and corporaalbicantia, also showing edema and congestion.’ This surgery was horrible for me and took me along time to recover. If I would have had the tubal ligation in the first place instead of the essure I would not have gone through all of the other surgeries, pregnancey etc. Each and everytime they had to put me under the knife to fix the problems that essure created I took a huge risk of not comming out of the surgeries because of my heart issues. Right now I am lucky to be alive! I could not have children because of my heart issues and I was only trying to keep myself as healthy as I could by having birth control to keep me from the stress of pregnancy. Instead, I got much worse than my cardiologist ever expected. My heart issues range from having endocarditis at age 22 caused by a defect that I was born with. Then needing a laser surgery on my heart for SVT at age 27. Then Open heart surgery to replace the mitral valve with a bovine valve and pacemaker at age 31. Then a lead extraction and byventricular pacemaker because of the left side of my heart muscle was dead. Atrial Fib, COPD, and a 40% ejection fraction. With all of those heart problems the OB/GYN never should have put me in the danger that she did! Again, I am lucky to be alive. The company that is supporting essure needs to take care of all women that have been harmed! Thank you Erin for taking this task on! Save the lives of the women that have been harmed and save the lives of women that could be harmed.