Hey! The posts are so helpful for us pre and post OHS patients. Thanks you for this resource! I am a 70 yr old OHS recipient, one year out. 3 months after surgery I developed AFib and have been on Eliquis and Sotalol. I do not generally do well on beta blockers, and have struggle this entire year with lightheadedness and nausea almost the entire time. I sleep well, but after being up for an hour and moving around I begins to develop these symptoms. Sometimes they are gone in a few hours, sometimes not. My sotalol regimen has been reduced by 3/4, eliquis is the same 5mg twice a day. Echo results are favorable. Has anyone else experienced these problems? Having a follow up with an EP next month.
Hey! I’m a 70 year old former gym rat at 11 weeks post recovery for aortic valve replacement. I’ve been in cardiac rehab for 2 weeks, and pretty much feel better every day. What seemed “typical” for many at 8 weeks is comparable to how I feel now, and maybe not even that “healed”. Looking
healed from the outside, but still healing on the inside. It has been a humbling experience, because I feel I am no longer in control of what phase I’m in. My heart pretty much tells me what I can or cannot do, and I have to respect that, and be satisfied with every step forward I am allowed to take. Cleveland Clinic was amazing every step of the way.