Is there any link to having mitral valve repair and then later developing congestive heart failure. My cardiologist states I have dependent edema and not chf since my ultra sound is normal after surgery.
Is swelling in my legs normal after mitral valve repair?
Journal posted on May 12, 2014
I am almost 3 months post op and I am noticing increased swelling to my legs. In the morning they look really normal, but by midday or later they look larger. I actually thought It was good at first but now I have a little pitting.
I am hoping this is normal as my heart adjusts to the strain of the surgery and I am up on my feet more. I know that being tired was a common symptom and that is improving.
first day of cardiac rehab. fine until it ended. very weak.
Journal posted on March 31, 2014
this is my first day of cardiac rehab. I felt that I had taken it fairly easy. But when I was done and I got off the treadmill. I felt like I had to catch my breath, got a little weak and the nurse had me sit down and my bp was a little high and I felt jittery and nervous. I couldn,t talk because I felt like I was going to cry. Big Baby. Has any one had this happen? Tomarrow will be 6 weeks since my surgery.