Dr Gerdisch posted a note for Keith that says:
It is great that you are part of this community. I am glad to know you continue to do well. With respect to the PACs, as you now know, they are quite common in general and very common in people with a history of valve disease. Also, they can be the initiating event for afib, but the Maze is not allowing the afib to occur. The Maze does not eliminate PACs. Feel free to touch base with us anytime. I like Al's idea about the ring.
shelly poluka posted a note for Keith that says:
My husband had his aortic and mitral valve replaced with pericardial valves
He was in N.S.R. up until 12 hours post
op. he then went into A-Fib and was
given amio, had a few episodes of v-tach
4 or 5 , 13 beats the longest. Tom had
his surgery on 7/24. I read alot of material
concerning heart rhythm issues after
valve replacement. His A-FIB is being controlled with metoprolol and he is
doing quite well. call me if you have
any questions. My cell is 570-579-4564. Good luck to you and
prayers it only gets better.
Happy to see you made it through. I also had a full maze procedure and had an On-x valve installed this past January in Boston.Check out my journal here if you want and also check out the info available for the valve on the web(www.onxlti.com).Click on "the low anticoagulation study" tab then, in the drop down menu,click on "proact video".It's very informative and kinda cool..You can get a free ring made out of the same material as your valve and a free t-shirt too by simply calling the 800 number.I got my ring in a week or two and wear it all the time.It's a great conversation piece.BTW the t-shirts run small so order the next larger size.Hope your recovery goes smoothly Keith.I'll be following you in the days and weeks ahead.....
Al Zebal AVR,Maze 1/1713