Since mitral valve repair which was October, 2018, I have had 85 silent (acephalgic) migraines. No pain, just auras. I had an average of 6 to 10 per year starting in 2006 but after the surgery have significantly increased. I know that visual disturbances can be due to the heart/lung machine. The surgeon told me to drink more water, my cardiologist has never heard of this (although many have posted these on the Internet) and my primary care physician referred me to a neurologist. I was told to take magnesium, B2 and CoQ10. This has not produced any changes. I have also kept a food journal which doesn't seem to show any triggers. Has anyone experienced these or have any advice?
I had successful minimally invasive mitral valve repair in October 2018. I completed cardiac rehab and feel great. Ive been on blood thinners because I had an A Fib event in October. I wore an event device which showed AFib and tachycardia lasting seconds. Im taking Metoprolol and coumidan but dont have to see the doctor until January. Any experience or thoughts on this?
I had minimally invasive mitral valve repair 8 weeks ago. Im still experiencing pains of short duration in my back ribs and chest around the incision, around the chest tube areas and the thigh where the heart lung machine was connected. One of the nurses told me this can last for months. I cant take any pain pills or herbs because Im on blood thinners. Anyone else experience this?
I had mitral valve repair 7 weeks ago. I have had 15 ocular migraines since the surgery, no pain just auras and they last 20 minutes. I have had a history of these prior to the surgery but never this many. I understand that these can be common after heart valve surgery. Has anyone had this experience and how long did it take for them to stop? Thank you.