Haven't posted here in a while, tomorrow is 8 months since my surgery. Feeling pretty good most of the time, I completed cardiac rehab it helped tremendously. But, here I am 8 months later and the PVC's are worse than ever. I never experienced anything like this pre-surgery, small doses of beta blockers seem to help, but w/o them sometimes they occur continuously. Cardiologist says to give it up to a year and possibly they'll go away. In my opinion they're getting worse - for those of you that had valve repair surgery, did you deal with anything like this?
It's roughly 2-1/2 weeks post op since Mitral valve repair and for the last 3 nights I've been experiencing palpitations? The strange thing is they always start in the evening after 10pm and usually last about 25 minutes. I'm still on the beta blocker and have an appointment with my cardiologist tomorrow, so maybe I'll get some answers. I understand this is somewhat normal, but it's sure odd that I can go through the day for 23-1/2 hours event free and then for nearly 30 minutes experience the palpitations. Does this experience sound familiar to anyone else? Thanks!
They took me off the beta blocker meds 2 days ago, BP was too low. Today seems to be slightly better, pressure is normal but heart rate is in the 80's at rest. Yesterday my pressure was still low while the heart rate was in the low to mid 90's. Prior to mitral valve repair my BP was low to normal and my resting heart rate would be in the low 70's. I guess all of this is due to the surgery, I understood the surgeon wanted the beta blockers to keep the pressure and rate low after surgery. Was anyone else's resting heart rate in the 80's and 90's after surgery...is this too high?
It's late in the day, but I can tell the incision sites are beginning to heal and undergo some changes. Starting to feel some new pains here and there. Had to take some pain medicine during the night (last night), but haven't had anything all day today. The frequent urination is starting to subside....still pretty pleased with how all this is turning out.
The pain is still minimal around the incision sites, I'm only taking Tylenol. No real complaints, just tired all day and frequent urination. Hopefully all of this starts to subside in a few more days. All in all, not as bad as I had imagined!
Had minimally invasive mitral valve repair surgery last Thursday in Gainesville, GA. Spent Thursday night in CCU and was transferred to private room on Friday morning. Spent another 30 hours there and was released Saturday afternoon! I can't believe I'm sitting here typing this Monday afternoon while just a few days ago I was having heart surgery, this entire experience has been nothing short of amazing.
I'm nearly pain free, have some minor swelling and irritation (lots and lots of bruising) around the wounds but nothing to indicate the extent of what I went through just a few days ago.
If anyone has any questions I'll be more than happy to help out and provide additional answers!