I am 2 1/2 years post aortic valve replacement and doing very well. I have noticed increased palpitations, not an increased heart rate but rather a pounding feeling. Has anyone experienced something similar? Other than that, I have no other symptoms. I have a routine check-up with my cardiologist this week. I wonder if a Holler monitor is in order?
I am 14 weeks post op. Recovering slowly but surely! My blood pressure remains low but pretty sure is due to Metoprolol( lowest dose). Just had some follow up blood work and liver enzymes have remained elevated. They have even gone up a little. My doctor has scheduled ultrasound. No problems before surgery. Has anyone else had problems with this? Thanks for letting me know.
I am so thankful to be on the recovery side, even though it is slow going. Surgery for avr went well. The pain I have is not from incision but rather neck shoulder and back pain. I continue to take advil/Tylenol on a regular basis and I'm anxious to stop meds.
I had one bump in the road last week when my heart started racing and fluttering.I was encouraged to go to local ER. It was determined that I needed to go back on metoprolol. O e doctor recommended I try stopping due to low blood pressure. I haven't had any more episodes since going back on metoprolol.
I have lots of questions for my surgeon when I see him this week. Anyone else have issues with stiff neck and back pain? Also, how long before I don't have chest discomfort. It isn't painful, just annoying ( is discomfort from wires)
All in all for those of you facing surgery, you can do this!!! All the little things I worried about were not an issue! Your medical team is highly trained. Praying for all!
Pre-op went well today. My surgeon said he would make final decision after TEE at the beginning of procedure but most likely he will do mini sternotomy. Family and friends have been so supportive with lots of prayers. I am putting my trust in God as he guides the surgeon's hands He is faithful! Praying for all who are on this journey!
I will be having aortic valve replacement this Friday, January 8th. I have been reading the journals for the past week and found the posts helpful and reassuring! Thanks so much! Everything has happened fairly quickly since a routine physical 2 months ago. I have been asymptomatic until just recently with fatigue increasing ( or is it all in my head?!) I will include my story over the next few days.
My surgeon says I am a candidate for a minimally invasive procedure ( not Tavr). Would love to know more from those who have had this experience.