I had OHS about 18months ago to repair my mitral valve. I seem to lose my breath when going up inclines, and when bending to the ground and rising from doing work in my garden sometimes I have to collect myself as I feel that I may pass out. Hell/// I had no symptoms before my surgery, and actually jogged the day before it. I finally called my Cardiologist, and have an appointment with him next week. Comments are welcome... Thanks!!!
Has anyone here had "dental issues" after Mitral Valve surgery?
I had to reschedule my first scheduled surgery due to a tooth going bad after a 2nd root canal a week before my original surgery was to be done. My surgeon called me at home on a Sunday morning, the day before my scheduled surgery. He agreed that I should reschedule,, and he told me a story about a patient of his who after ignored a tooth that was bothering her before her surgery with another doctor. A year later the infected tooth had attacked her mitral valve, and she came to him and had to have the surgery all over again!
anyway...I had that tooth pulled, and scheduled my surgery 3 months later on 3/04/16.
Two weeks prior to this surgery I again went back to the dentist for a checkup & X rays... he said my teeth were fine.. but I went back 2 days after this exam because I thought I tooth was bothering me... he again said it was fine.
It's been just over 3 months since my mitral valve repair surgery. When I met with my surgeon for the last time 5 weeks after my surgery he told me not to go to the dentist for 6 months. But in the last 2 weeks I have a tooth that has been irritating my on & off, and I'm not sure whether I should have my dentist look at it 3 months after my surgery.
I just sent an email to my cardiologist, but I'm wondering if any of you have had similar issues?
It's been just about 3 months since I had Mitral valve surgery... My surgeon was able to repair the valve. My question is about getting your physical stamina back. Up until he day I had my surgery I exercised every day including jogging 2 miles a day.
Presently I am still doing cardiac rehab twice a week, even though my cardiologist didn't think I needed it. I have No problems walking briskly, but when I start jogging I get winded after about 5 minutes. I have been cutting my lawn with a push mower for about the last two weeks. Today it got to about 85 degrees while I cut my grass, and found that I had to take about 4 breaks as I got winded. This Never happened before... How long on Average after Mitral valve repair surgery by the open heart method does it take before you get back "in shape". In other words so you don't get winded jogging 2 miles?